The violence in the aftermath of the Indonesian elections has abated, but deep tensions remain.
While the riots in Jakarta have been brought under control, the deeper religious tensions that have polarised Indonesia will present a major challenge for Jokowi’s second term.
Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019.
Indonesia's General Election Commission (KPU) has announced incumbent Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's victory in 2019 presidential election. His opponent Prabowo Subianto, plans to challenge the result. Here's why it will likely end up in vain.
We care about more than economics when it comes to the polling booth. So why don’t governments listen?
Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
A district employee carries a ballot box a day before distributing to pollings center in Bogor, West Java. Indonesia will hold its general elections on 17 April, during which the president, vice president, and legislative members will be elected.
Here is what you need to know about Indonesia's elections and what's at stake.
It is expected that the two presidential candidates – incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and challenger Prabowo Subianto – will talk about the country’s debts during the final election debate as the issue has become one of the most debated topics.
Debt is not that bad if a country uses it to drive growth and development.
Which political party in Indonesia has the most social media followers? Does it matter?
Better understanding of Chinese investment and loans in Indonesia is needed.
During the presidential election campaign, the issue of China has been politicised further. Lost in this debate are the real benefits Indonesia could gain from its Chinese partners.
No place for women in Indonesia’s election.
The parliament in Indonesia is male-centric and Java-centric, discouraging women from participating in politics.
Since last year, Facebook has been taking down fake news accounts from countries all over the world.
Facebook has finally taken action on accounts spreading fake news on its platform.
In Indonesia, age doesn’t have any effect whatsoever on one’s intention to share fake news.
Research in Indonesia shows that people's age, education levels and gender do not determine their likelihood to share fake news. Internet spending does.
Today, experts reveal the tips and tricks spin doctors use to shape the political messages you’re hearing every day - especially during election campaigns.
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How to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season.
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There’s a small army of spin doctors behind the scenes of an election campaign, finessing every utterance so it fits with the overall strategy. Today's episode is all about the art of political spin.
Josh Frydenberg holds his seat by a high margin, but has a determined challenger.
The former head of the government's Clean
Energy Finance Corporation is expected to run against Treasurer Josh Frydenberg in the heartland Liberal seat of Kooyong.
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#2019GantiPresiden (#2019ChangePresident), a social media campaign opposing Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s bid for re-election next year.
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Understanding the significance of #2019ChangePresident as a game-changer in the next presidential election is crucial.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre left) shakes hands with his vice-presidential running mate, Ma'ruf Amin (centre right), during a meeting with supporters before registering their bid for the 2019 election in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ma’ruf Amin's selection as Joko Widodo's running mate in his re-election bid means that politicians continue to accommodate the conservative turn among Indonesian Islamic groups to win votes.
Sandiaga Uno (left) will compete with Ma'ruf Amin for vice presidential seat in the 2010 election.
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We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has built a new image to stay relevant for younger voters for the 2019 election.
A social media post on President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo wearing denim jackets and sneakers on a motorbike has gone viral. What is behind Jokowi's latest stint on social media?
The Indonesian presidential election is almost here. What should we do to keep our relationships intact with friends and families with different political views.
Rural areas across South Africa are hosting battles for control of land.
A different form of state capture is underway in South Africa's rural areas where traditional leaders are selling off people's land to miners. But communities are fighting back.
Presidents Issoufou, Yayi, Deby and Buhari at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the body in charge of the lake replenishment project
The transnational project conceived 30 years ago to replenish the drying waters of Lake Chad finally seems poised to take off. But first, internal politics within member states must be overcome.