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Indonesia's Post-Election Insights

Following our perspective on the Indonesian Presidential Election of 2024 published in October 2023, we now offer a summary of the outcome and the likely way forward for Indonesia after the Inauguration in October 2024.

The Election 2024 was a landmark event for Indonesia on the pathway towards attaining the much-anticipated Golden Indonesia 2045 Vision (‘Visi Indonesia Emas 2045’) - with the country being generally acknowledged as ‘sovereign, advanced, fair and prosperous nation’. The world’s third largest democracy was holding its fifth presidential and legislative elections since the end of the President Suharto-led dictatorship in 1998.

From a political standpoint, the sprawling archipelago of 17,000 islands and an active electorate of 205 million voters is already a bastion of democracy in the SE Asian region. By the same token, staging a nationwide election process represented an enormous challenge for the various local, regional and national authorities.

As expected, the Presidential Election was a three-way race between a trio of highly-credentialled and well-respected pairings - led respectively by the incumbent Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto and two former provincial governors Anies Baswedan and Ganjar Pranowo. The most arresting aspect of the race was Prabowo’s choice of running mate – namely Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of President Jokowi.

We cover the result of the Presidential Election of 2024  - a commanding victory for the Prabowo Subianto/ Gibran Rakabuming Raka pairing - in depth as part of the report pack available <here>.

We also examine some of the key policy positions likely to be taken up by the incoming administration and the continuing presence of President Jokowi on the political landscape in Indonesia.

Post-Election_ Insights and Developments - Snapshot
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