Democratic integrity at stake


THE nation awaits the decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court on April 22. This is not the first time the outcome of its presidential election is being contested in court. But for the 2024 election, too much is at stake – not just the reputation of a sitting president but the future of democracy itself, the third largest in the world.

The Indonesian election commission (Komisi Pemilihan Umum, or KPU) officially announced the Prabowo Subianto-Gibran Rakabuming Raka ticket as the winning pair, with 58.6% of the votes. Anies Baswedan-Muhaimin Iskandar were second in the counts with 24.9% while Ganjar Pranowo-Mahfud MD received 16.7 % of the votes.

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