The relative success of Indonesia's first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections - the world's most complicated single-day polls - has been marred by allegations of fraud by the opposition, and the deaths of hundreds of overworked election officers.
These bumps in the road for the young democracy look set to impact electoral processes going forward, with calls to tap technology and do away with such a massive round of elections growing louder in the wake of the gruelling April 17 polls.
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