An Indonesian man looks at an information board at a polling station in Banda Aceh on April 17.
Whoever wins the election, Indonesia's foreign policy, in which the nation does not align with any superpower and has an active role in contributing to world peace, will remain.
Indonesia’s incumbent president Joko Widodo.
We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi's victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
Joko Widowo (centre, left) and his running mate, Ma'ruf Amin celebrate with supporters after the ‘quick count’ results showed him the likely winner of the presidential election.
Jokowi's challenger, Prabowo Subianto, has vowed to contest the result and urged his supporters to the streets – and that win him leverage in the new administration.
Jokowi has maintained a double-digit lead in most recent polls, but some moderate supporters have indicated they may stay away from the polls.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been burnishing his religious credentials ahead of this week's election. Will it be enough to beat an old rival, the firebrand populist Prabowo Subianto?
Presidential candidates Joko Widodo (L) and Prabowo Subianto (R) shake hands during a debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 February 2019.
Prabowo Subianto spoke in normative terms and failed to criticise Joko Widodo's work.
Armed members of the Indonesian Mobile Brigade Corps guard a gate of the brigade headquarters in Depok last May after several police officers were injured during a riot involving detained terrorists.
Recent research in 59 Indonesian prisons found that providing economic incentives to start a new life is not an effective approach to quelling radical terrorist inmates.
Presidential candidate Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left) shakes hand with Presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto during a debate among candidates in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 January 2019.
Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may claim that he is not a human rights offender like his rival, Prabowo Subianto, but his track record during his tenure may indicate otherwise.
Australia’s plan to move its embassy to Jerusalem rattled Indonesia because recognition of Palestine is one of the key foreign policy values of Indonesia.
Did Australia's compromise really ease the tension with Indonesia?
A West Papuan activist in traditional costume protests in Jakarta for Papuan self-determination.
The government is focusing on economic development, but ignoring human rights abuses, local politics and indigenous peoples.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo speaks during a joint media statement with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison at Bogor Presidential Palace near Jakarta, last August.
Is Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's claim that the rate of poverty in rural Indonesia has declined at twice the poverty rates of cities correct?
Indonesian President Joko Widodo talks to IMF managing director Christine Lagarde during the plenary session at the IMF and World Bank annual meeting in Nusadua, Bali, Indonesia recently.
Films can be used to help understand international relations concepts.
After his Monday meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Turnbull made it clear how off-the-cuff the Morrison announcement looked – in contrast to his own administration’s policy.
An observer – or the Indonesians - might ask: would the real prime minister please stand up?
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Indonesian President Joko Widodo arrive for high tea at the Grand Garden of Bogor Presidential Palace south of Jakarta.
If their trade deal is delayed, this will not only create a huge loss for the Australian and Indonesian economies but also change foreign policy dynamics between the two countries.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen after the swearing-in ceremony for his ministry at Government House in Canberra on Tuesday.
Indonesian media's coverage of Scott Morrison's appointment as Australia's new Prime Minister signals increased public awareness of Australian politics.
More than 250,000 people took to the streets in a 2016 protest organised by hardline Muslim groups against Jakarta’s Christian mayor.
Indonesia has long been held up as a model of democratic transition in the Muslim world. This view of the country now needs rethinking.
High-tech startup success stories shouldn’t hide that the Indonesian economy and population are relying primarily on a myriad of micro and small businesses that are low-tech and low-growth.
Micro-entrepreneurs make up the bulk of the Indonesian economy and population. But red tape and corruption are keeping them from entering the 'formal' sector.
A man protesting against the government’s new power to ban organisations deemed anti-Pancasila, Indonesia’s state ideology.
A recently passed regulation in lieu of law allows the government to ban organisations deemed against Indonesia's state ideology Pancasila. It marks a troubling turn towards ultra-nationalism.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping during the signing ceremony on the sidelines of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, May 14 2017.
Using the country's foreign policy to support national development will equip Indonesia to navigate geopolitical shifts.
President Joko Widodo has taken an unconventional route to national office.
Jakarta’s gubernatorial election is by far the most significant political event of the year in Indonesia. Not only is Jakarta Indonesia’s biggest and most important city, the election matters because of…
Jokowi’s timetable omitted several of the high-profile events planned for the earlier visit.
Jokowi’s visit was a good deal shorter than the one planned for last year. But it did highlight several important issues in the bilateral relationship.