Indonesia elections

Indonesian democracy: from stagnation to regression?

For much of the past decade, observers have praised Indonesian democracy but events since 2014 have cast doubt on the consensus idea that Indonesia's democracy is stable.

Race, faith and Ahok’s defeat

Greg Fealy writes about the outcome of the latest Indonesian elections.

Jakarta election tests Indonesia's limits of tolerance

Jakarta will go to the polls in an election that presents an unusually stark choice between religious solidarity and governmental performance.

Islamists March in Jakarta, Demanding Christian Governor Be Jailed

Jakarta, Indonesia — Tens of thousands of Indonesians marched in Jakarta on Friday, demanding that the city’s first Christian governor in decades be jailed for blasphemy. The rally was a show of strength by conservative Islamic groups, who were offended by his earlier remarks about the Quran and want to weaken him as he runs for re-election.

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