With Indonesians about to go to the polls in the first-round of an electoral contest to decide who will be president in the world’s third largest democracy. Stephen Hill talked to Professor Greg Barton of Deakin University about what the likely election of Prabowo Subianto means for the state of Indonesian democracy.

According to Dr Barton, Prabowo has benefited from being able to gain a political association with the incumbent Jokowi administration through the nomination of Jokowi’s son Gibran for the vice-president role on his ticket.




Image: Shutterstock – “Motorcyclist passes the banner of Presidential Candidate, Prabowo Subianto, and his running mate, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, in Sleman, Yogyakarta on January 18, 2024” Angga Budhiyanto

Produced By: Stephen Hill

Featured In Story: Professor Greg Barton, Chair in Global Islamic Politics, Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 14 February 2024