Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Elections

A new political animal?

Chinese Indonesians search for a political role in the new Indonesia

We miss you wali nanggroe

Hasan di Tiro returns to an Aceh in transition

Giving up partisan politics?

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organizations are having second thoughts about partisan politics

Promoting pluralism

Pesantren progressives defend constitutional religious freedoms

An unholy alliance

Political thugs and political Islam work together in Banten

A different kind of party

PKS gets serious about recruitment in Malang

Stable but unpopular

Indonesians have a love-hate relationship with their political parties.

How far to meaningful democracy? - 2

Democracy is feasible, but only if Indonesia’s democrats take on the elite.

Political fashions

Timur Angin photo gallery

Rise of the clans

Direct elections in South Sulawesi show that a new breed of political godfathers is coming to power in Indonesia’s regions. Parties are increasingly irrelevant, but electoral competition is real.

Behind the jamboree

Direct local elections give Jakartans a say in their city’s future

Citizens organise themselves

Goenawan Mohamad explains to GERRY VAN KLINKEN why the independent electoral monitoring committee KIPP inspired so many volunteers to take action.

What price victory? The 1997 elections

ED ASPINALL finds that Golkar's massive electoral victory sits strangely with its loss of credibility on the streets.

Not your local member

When this teacher tries to explain the electoral system, he ends up in knots. SUGENG PERMANA listens in.

Guerillas in power

Last December, candidates affiliated to the Free Aceh Movement (GAM ) swept to power in local government elections in Aceh. They now face great challenges in meeting the high expectations of their supporters and dealing with incipient corruption in their own ranks.

Watching the vote

140,000 progressive Muslim volunteers monitored Indonesia’s April elections

Jepara's election

Money politics still reigns supreme

Islam and democracy!

The successful new party PKS is a moderate alternative to radical Islamism

The distraction is over

Elections do nothing to eliminate sources of social tension

Money politics

An election official resists massive bribery in last year’s election

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