IFES President Visits Medan, Indonesia, to Support Women’s Leadership Program
July 18, 2014
Following Indonesia’s July 9 presidential election, IFES President and CEO Bill Sweeney travelled to Medan in North Sumatra to meet with some of the participants of IFES’ women’s leadership program. The program, implemented in partnership with the Center for Political Studies, Department of Political Science (Puskapol) at the University of Indonesia, aims to address the lack of representation in the field of electoral administration in Indonesia and prepare women to serve in different positions in electoral administration.
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The 2014 Indonesian Presidential Election
June 19, 2014
Following legislative elections on April 9, Indonesians return to the polls on July 9 to elect a new President. The race between Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo and retired General Prabowo Subianto offers Indonesians a stark choice between candidates hailing from different backgrounds. With presidential elections in Indonesia primarily focused on personality over party, both candidates are working to build an image they believe voters will trust.
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Indonesia’s April 2014 Legislative Elections
April 24, 2014
On April 9th, the world's fourth most populous nation held its fourth legislative elections since returning to democracy in 1999. Indonesia's colorful elections are the largest and most complex single day election event in the world. More than 70 percent of the 187 million registered voters cast more than half a billion ballots in nearly half a million polling stations on more than 8,000 inhabited islands. Balloting started after dawn and election officials had completed the counting process at the polling station level long before dusk, but the lengthy aggregation process means that official results will not be known until more than a month after the elections, providing a tense period for more than 200,000 candidates as fewer than ten percent of them will win.
For more information on the Indonesian election, visit the Indonesia Election Portal and read IFES’ FAQs.