COVID-19 and Elections: Indonesian Election CSOs recommend factors to consider on election postponements

With Indonesia postponing the local elections scheduled for 23 September 2020 to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, several election civil society organizations recommended factors to consider on declaring election postponements. Election CSOs composed of ANFREL members Perludem and KIPP Indonesia (Independent Committee for Elections Monitoring Indonesia), with the People's Voter

Indonesia’s PERLUDEM introduces Open Web Approach to Innovative Voter Engagement

The election process in Indonesia has gone through significant changes and developments  in  2014. The legislative and presidential elections were considered as the most competitive elections in Indonesia's history. The 2014 elections also introduced innovations to make the electoral process closer to the people. One of the successful innovations is the introduction

Moving Toward the Indonesia Presidential Election

Indonesian President & Vice-President Candidates; Graphic Credit: fncounter.com   Indonesia is preparing for new leadership thanks to elections scheduled for 9 July 2014. Over 188 million Indonesians are registered to cast their ballots at the 478,591 polling stations set up by the General Elections Commission of Indonesia(KPU). Elections officials have been working overtime to finalise election

Papua Gubernatorial Election 2013

Study Mission Report The 2013 Papua gubernatorial election featured some unique aspects. It was conducted through a series of political compromises and continued the use of the traditional noken balloting system. In the following pages, ANFREL addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process but, on the whole, concludes that the

An Update From Papua as ANFREL Executive Director Witnesses Papua 2013 Local Election

  [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Uniformed Polling Station Security Stands Ready Outside the Polling Station[/caption] Indonesia finally conducted the Papuan gubernatorial election on 29 January 2013 after years of postponement due to legal obstacles and conflicts. A total of 2,705,775 registered voters across 29 regencies were eligible to vote at the 6,961 polling stations in the province. 

ATTACHMENT TO THE LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA ON LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS (Unofficial Translation of Indonesian Electoral Law by IFES)

IFES Indonesia Unofficial Translation of Attachment to Law on Legislative Elections(v1_2012-06-14) ATTACHMENT TO THE LAW OF REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 8 YEAR 2012 ON GENERAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVES COUNCIL, AND REGIONAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LIST OF ELECTORAL DISTRICT MEMBER OF DPR RI No PROVINCE

LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA ON LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS (Unofficial Translation of Indonesian Electoral Law by IFES)

IFES Indonesia Unofficial Translation of Law 8:2012 on Legislative Elections (v1_2012-06-14) LAW OF THE REPUBLIC OF INDONESIA NUMBER 8 YEAR 2012 ON GENERAL ELECTION OF THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PEOPLE’S REPRESENTATIVE COUNCIL, AND REGIONAL HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Considers : WITH THE BLESSING OF THE ONE AND ONLY GOD THE

ANFREL Final Statement & Interim Report on Governor & Regent Elections in Aceh

Photo: Heri Juanda, Associated Press “More Efforts Needed to Develop Genuine Democratic Elections” Bangkok, 04 May 2012 - The Asian Network for Free Elections wishes to congratulate the people of Aceh for their participation in the second local election held since the end of the conflict in the Province. The April 9th 2012

ANFREL Press Statement – Aceh 2012

ANFREL Press Statement - Aceh 2012 For Immediate Release: ANFREL Press Statement on Governor & Regent Elections in Aceh BANDA ACEH, 11 April 2012 – The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) wishes to commend the people of Aceh for turning out in large numbers to exercise their democratic right in what

Aceh Preliminary Report

Aceh Preliminary Report Preliminary Report 11 April 2012 The Political Campaign The campaign atmosphere was lively throughout Aceh. During the scheduled campaign period candidates and their campaign teams posted signs and banners, held rallies and canvassed districts. Campaign rallies were generally peaceful and held in designated areas specified by KIP. The strong

The Race for No.1 has begun: Candidates for Governor in Aceh Pledge for Peaceful Elections & ANFREL Observes in Aceh

  On 14 March 2012, five pairs of gubernatorial candidates in the Aceh Elections made pledges for a non-violent electoral race in the provincial capital, Banda Aceh.  The candidates also committed to respect people’s freedom to exercise their rights and to maintain order and peace as their top priority. The candidates also

ANFREL Releases Chart on Political Rights and Civil Liberties in Asia

The Asian Network for Free Elections (ANFREL) recently released a chart assigning a score for political rights and civil liberties to 30 countries in Asia. The chart can be viewed below.

2009 Mission Report: Indonesia Legislative Election

View Full Report (PDF) The April 9 2009 polls marked another important chapter in the annals of Indonesia’s long and an undeniably attention-grabbing history. The elections were held in the face of growing criticisms regarding mismanagement by the National Election Commission (KPU), though the process was by and large peaceful and smooth. The glitches notwithstanding,

2004 Mission Report: Indonesia General Election

View Full Report (PDF) The 2004 Indonesia legislative election and Presidential election have seen remarkable positive advances in terms of human rights condition, comparing to the 1999 Indonesia Election. Generally, ANFREL observed that politically motivate killing and intimidation in terms of voters decision making is almost inexistence. The progress to Indonesia democratic

1999 Mission Report: Indonesia Election

View Full Report (PDF) Indonesia's geopolitics since the end of Soeharto's 32-year rule has significantly changed the Asia-Pacific region. The once Big Brother of Asia buckled down to both domestic and inter-national pressure1 for immediate change of rule and eventual transition to democracy. [pdf-embedder url="https://anfrel.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/1999_indonesia.pdf"]

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