Why It Matters

A test for politics in Indonesia

Today, more than 150 million registered voters in Indonesia will elect their local representatives, including provincial governors, mayors and regency heads.

That is more than half of the country's total population of over 261 million across a vast archipelagic nation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 27, 2018, with the headline 'A test for politics in Indonesia'. Subscribe