Indonesia Study Group
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While President Jokowi was re-elected on 17 April for a second term, and the national result looks similar to that of 2014, there have been important electoral shifts in the regions. Key Outer Island provinces on Sumatra and Sulawesi turned to Prabowo, while Central and East Java saw a dramatic increase in support for Jokowi. This leaves Indonesia’s electoral map more regionally polarised than in any other post-Suharto presidential election. In this seminar, the speakers will draw from their recent field trips during the campaign to Central and East Java (Ed Aspinall) as well as Maluku (Marcus Mietzner) to discuss the reasons for and implications of these shifts.