Despite President Joko Widodo’s recent announcements, Jakarta continues to believe that improved welfare will make calls for independence disappear, writes Dr Richard Chauvel. Photo by Benny Wenda.

President Joko Widodo could lose civil society support over his failure to defend the Corruption Eradication Commission from attacks from the police, write Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt.

Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC’s Beverley O’Connor about the significance of last year’s elections and the obstacles President Joko Widodo is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.

Joko Widodo faces a hostile legislature, an overbearing party boss in Megawati Soekarnoputri, and high expectations from civil society.  His selections for his first cabinet reflect these challenges.   Professor Tim Lindsey explains.

Initial poll results from Indonesia have people questioning the ‘Jokowi Effect’, writes Dave McRae.

The presidential candidate from PDI-P, Jokowi, encourages people to exercise their voting rights on election day.

“Jokowi for President” is the latest and the most popular political campaign ad from the PDI-P, following Jokowi’s official announcement to run for presidency on 14 March 2014.