Category: Elections

Rahayu Saraswati (Sara) Djojohadikusumo’s political fortunes are back on the rise, following her surprise loss in the 2019 elections. Dr Jemma Purdey profiles the woman tipped to become the next leader of Gerindra.

More than 100 dynastic politicians are set to compete in the 2020 regional head elections. Yoes C Kenawas examines the roots of the problem and what can be done about it.

Can Indonesia hold elections for regional heads in December without leading to a spike in Covid-19 infections, or opening the floodgates to vote buying? Dr Mada Sukmajati examines the risks.

2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

As former arch-rivals Jokowi and Prabowo team up, Airlangga Pribadi Kusman asks how different their positions were to begin with.

Professor Simon Butt examines key legal issues associated with Indonesia’s first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections.

How has the Constitutional Court shaped Indonesia’s electoral systems? What were its main considerations in ruling on Prabowo’s challenge to the 2019 election result? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Professor Simon Butt in Talking Indonesia.

Despite an ongoing battle for reform, corruption runs rampant in Indonesia’s civil service, writes Akhmad Misbakhul Hasan.

Stunting due to malnutrition and other factors poses threats to Indonesia’s human and economic development. So what is the re-elected president promising to do about it? Nur Fitri Widya Astuti gives some pointers for a better way forward.

Volatile food prices make headlines during Ramadan, but poor households struggle with them year-round, writes Rachma Indah Nurbani.

Indonesian democracy has taken a beating over the past few days. Dr Dave McRae looks at what could be done to prevent a repeat of this week’s events in future elections.

Indonesian media organisations have reported sensationally on the more than 400 election workers who have died following the 2019 elections. But are these deaths really so questionable? Dr Jesse H. Grayman takes a closer look at the issue.