43 min

Event: The State of Indonesia: A Post-Election Panel Asia Rising

    • Politics

On 17 April, Indonesians headed to the polls in one of the largest democratic elections in the world.

President Joko Widodo seems assured of a second term, with a quick count announcing a win by around 9-10 percentage points.

In this panel discussion, three Indonesia experts will analyse the outcome of the elections, examine what went right and what went wrong for the presidential candidates and political parties, and look at the road ahead for the elected president and Indonesia itself.

Panelists:
Professor Vedi Hadiz (Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne)
Dr Dirk Tomsa (Senior lecturer, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University)
Dr Jemma Purdey (Research Fellow, Australia Indonesia Centre, Monash University)

Chair:
Dr Euan Graham (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia)

Presented at the La Trobe University City Campus on 1 May, 2019.

On 17 April, Indonesians headed to the polls in one of the largest democratic elections in the world.

President Joko Widodo seems assured of a second term, with a quick count announcing a win by around 9-10 percentage points.

In this panel discussion, three Indonesia experts will analyse the outcome of the elections, examine what went right and what went wrong for the presidential candidates and political parties, and look at the road ahead for the elected president and Indonesia itself.

Panelists:
Professor Vedi Hadiz (Director and Professor of Asian Studies at the Asia Institute and an Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor International, University of Melbourne)
Dr Dirk Tomsa (Senior lecturer, Department of Politics, Media and Philosophy, La Trobe University)
Dr Jemma Purdey (Research Fellow, Australia Indonesia Centre, Monash University)

Chair:
Dr Euan Graham (Executive Director, La Trobe Asia)

Presented at the La Trobe University City Campus on 1 May, 2019.

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