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Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto (central) greets supporters after a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, 17 April 2019. Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesia’s presidential election dispute: Prabowo’s plan to challenge election result may be in vain

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? from www.shutterstock.com

It’s time to vote for happiness and well-being, not mere economic growth. Here’s why:

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. Adi Weda/AAP

Indonesia’s elections: why do they matter and what’s at stake?

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. www.shutterstock.com

Debts are not that bad: ending the election debate on Indonesia’s debts

Debt is not that bad if a country uses it to drive growth and development.
Today, experts reveal the tips and tricks spin doctors use to shape the political messages you’re hearing every day - especially during election campaigns. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Trust Me, I’m An Expert: how to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season

How to spot the work of a political spin doctor this election season. The Conversation, CC BY77.6 MB (download)
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. Joel Carrett/AAP

View from The Hill: Independent push against Frydenberg

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.
A person browses a Facebook page of #2019GantiPresiden (#2019ChangePresident), a social media campaign opposing Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s bid for re-election next year. The Conversation Indonesia

#2019ChangePresident movement a game-changer in next year’s Indonesian election?

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. Mast Irham/EPA

‘Conservative turn’ will continue in Indonesian presidential election next year

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. Wikimedia commons, edited by Triasa/The Conversation

Political compromise behind Indonesia’s vice presidential nominees: experts respond

We asked experts to explain what's behind the last minute decisions for vice presidential candidates in the next election.
Presidents Issoufou, Yayi, Deby and Buhari at a meeting of the Lake Chad Basin Commission, the body in charge of the lake replenishment project REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

The attempt to replenish Lake Chad’s water may fail again. Here’s why

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.

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