Indonesian President Jokowi Was Convincingly Re-Elected. Will He Now Push for Bolder Reforms?

Despite falling short on some promises, President Joko Widodo has been given a second term in office. Here’s what Jokowi should do to make more of a difference.

Ross Tapsell

Here’s What One Anti-Voting Activist Did on Indonesia's Election Day

In Indonesia, not voting, or golput, is a way for the dissatisfied to make their voices heard.

Adi Renaldi
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

Prabowo Declares Victory, but Quick Counts Tell a Different Story—Jokowi Wins

As polls close in a divisive election, similarities from the 2014 race continue to haunt Indonesia, suggesting the battle for the top spot is far from over.

Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

Cheat Sheet: All You Need to Know About Indonesia's Elections

VICE explains the good, the bad, and the ugly about the 2019 presidential race.

VICE Staff

Trans People in India Speak Up About Why They Are Unable to Vote This Election

"I earn my livelihood through begging and sex work. Who will give me an income certificate?"

Archana Nathan

Bad Campaign Posters May Be the Best Thing About Indonesia’s 2019 Elections

I'm ready to say goodbye to those eyesores, though.

Adi Renaldi

Indonesians Abroad Say They’re Being Denied the Right to Vote

Large voter turnouts and disorganization left thousands of Indonesians in Sydney and Hong Kong unable to cast their vote after standing in line for hours.

Mustika Hapsoro

Meet the Politician Who Wants to Make the Cow ‘India’s National Mother’

Gopal Mani Maharaj—an independent candidate contesting for elections—thinks problems like terrorism, violence in Kashmir and the Ayodhya issue can be solved simply by being nicer to cows.

Zeyad Masroor Khan

We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indonesian Election

"What counts as a 'fair' election?"

Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

Tribal Leaders, Not Individuals, Will Shape the Election in Papua

In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.

Adi Renaldi

Election Season Is Boom Time for Indonesia's Exorcists

Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.

Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indian Election

“Will Indian elections be hacked?”

Pallavi Pundir