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.
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?
Scott Morrison has called the election for May 18. Labor remains the campaign favourite, having had a long-term consistent lead in the polls.
Knowledge is important to produce informed policy, but an understanding of people is also vital in a democracy. And that requires listening – to all sectors of society, not only elites and lobbyists.
Facebook has finally taken action on accounts spreading fake news on its platform.
Recent polling indicates that no one party will be able to win a majority government in the upcoming NSW election, with Labor needing to gain six seats to deprive the Coalition from a victory.
The rupiah exchange rate will remain stable at around Rp14,000 per US dollar in the near future. There are at least three key reasons supporting this prediction.
Prabowo Subianto spoke in normative terms and failed to criticise Joko Widodo's work.
Research in Indonesia shows that people's age, education levels and gender do not determine their likelihood to share fake news. Internet spending does.
China is keen to invest in Indonesia's infrastructure. But before signing any new, Indonesia must be certain that new physical infrastructures financed with debt will not be in vain
Even though almost impossible to achieve, the goal of national rice self-sufficiency remains deeply ingrained in Indonesia's national psyche.
President Emmanuel Macron has presented himself as a defender of the liberal order against the rising tide of right-wing populism. But he can't lead Europe while mass protests have France in crisis.
Democracies survive if political norms and traditions are upheld. So the recent actions of GOP legislators in Wisconsin and other states to hamstring incoming Democrats put democracy at risk.
The re-election of a former coup leader as Fiji's prime minister comes as Australia pays more heed to the south-west Pacific.
Luke Foley was little known among the voting public but seen as doing a competent job against an unpopular government before being forced out as leader over sexual misconduct claims.
Big city mayors with serious commitments to limiting greenhouse gases did well at the polls on Tuesday.
While a divided Congress will likely mean gridlock, there are two economic policies likely to see significant change: trade and infrastructure.
Pollsters at the University of Texas in Austin explain why the numbers just don't add up for the Democrat.
Ensuring the integrity of democratic elections from hackers and electronic tampering, and boosting public confidence in democracy, isn't very difficult, nor expensive.
The mayor of Tallahassee underspent three rivals to win the state's Democratic primary. But what awaits in the general election?