Is Indonesia’s democracy for sale? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Ward Berenschot about local election campaigns and behind the scenes machinations, and the informal networks based on patronage and identity politics that play a major role in local politics.
Favourite Joko Widodo’s run to the Presidential Palace appears to be on track. Professor Tim Lindsey explains why Australians should be hoping that he doesn’t stumble. Photo: Flickr/Danuprimanto https://flic.kr/p/68ZuxP (link is external)
Presidential frontrunner ‘Jokowi’ is urging a “mental revolution” to a more optimistic, self-sustaining, self-believing Indonesia, invoking the language and ideas of the Sukarno era, observes Katharine McGregor.
The University of Melbourne’s Professor Tim Lindsey talks to the ABC’s Phillip Adams (link is external) about the wash-up of last week’s election, and why the charismatic favorite ‘Jokowi’ is still shaping up as the most likely next president after 9 July.