Monday, February 19, 2024

A look at some of the dirty tricks used in Indonesia's recent presidential election

New Mandala:

Once heralded as a new hope for democratic Indonesia, over the course of his second term [the current president] had become increasingly authoritarian and concerned with securing  post-presidential influence and legacy. Around the Covid-19 crisis, he first tried to extend his time in office beyond the constitutionally permitted two terms, and then to delay the elections.