ACAF: Impact of the Indonesian Elections 2019
11 april 2019 | 16:00 - 18:00
On 11 April 2019, the LeidenAsiaCentre has a new edition of the ACAF about the Indonesian elections.
On 17 April, 190 million voters will choose their president and their parliament in the biggest election that Indonesia, the world’s third largest democracy, has ever held. Against a backdrop of religious polarization, towering inequality, creeping illiberalism, money politics, and fake news, the battle between incumbent president Joko Widodo and his rival Prabowo Subianto is in full swing.
What do they each stand for? Which sections of Indonesia society will benefit, or not, from the victory of either? Which groups and causes are represented by neither? How high are the stakes? What issues will decide the outcome? What are the latest trends and upsets? And who is likely to win?
Bahtiar Effendy (Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta), David Henley (Leiden University), Ratna Saptari (Leiden University), Firman Noor (Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Jakarta)
Lily Sprangers (LeidenAsiaCentre)
Acaf starts at 16:00 and will end around 18:00 with drinks.
Please register for the event to ensure a place at this ACAF!