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The Law & Politics of Elections in Indonesia: Possibilities, Prospects, Challenges

Workshop on the Law and Politics of Elections in Indonesia The world’s third largest democracy, Indonesia, is preparing to go to the polls once again. On 17 April 2019, Indonesian’s will vote in the next national legislative and presidential elections. This is the first time that parliamentary and presidential elections will be held on the same day. There are two candidates for president. The current President Joko Widodo (‘Jokowi’) is running with KH Ma’ruf Amin, the chairperson of the Indonesian Ulama Council and of the world’s largest Islamic organization,  Nahdlatul Ulama  (NU). Against them are Prabowo Subianto, a former general of the Indonesian armed forces, and Sandiaga Uno. Prabowo previously contested the 2014 presidential elections and lost to Jokowi, a result he disputed in court. There are competing factors at play in the upcoming 2019 elections. There have been changes to Indonesia’s electoral laws, as has been the case prior to every national election since 1999.

Women in Asia Conference 2019

The 2019 Women in Asia Conference will be held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney on 21 to 23 June 2019. The Women in Asia Forum is affiliated with the  Asian Studies Association of Australia  and hosts a biannual interdisciplinary conference. The theme of the 2019 conference is “ Women in an Era of Anti-Elitism: Responding to the Challenge of Rising Populism and its Threat to Gender Inclusivity ”. There are four subthemes to the conference ·        Gendered processes of generation, accumulation and appropriation of political power ·        Women in Law in Asia: Navigating the Legal Profession and the Judiciary in an Era of Anti-Elitism, ·        The Role of Technology in Populism and Gender Inclusion ·        Gendering populism in Asia Submissions are strongly encouraged to consider papers that may fit within one of these themes, or to organize a full panel on any topic related to the broader  conference theme of  Women in an era of Anti