Andreas Ufen

Jokowi’s Victory: The End of the New Order in Indonesia?

Asia Policy Brief 2014/05

  • 1. edition 2014 (PDF)
  • Free of charge

In this policy brief, Andreas Ufen analyzes the outcome of the presidential election in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim-majority country, and points out what Jokowi’s victory means for the country’s transition towards democracy. In his view, the election could be a wake-up call for the entire region of Southeast Asia, where most countries are ruled by more or less authoritarian regimes. Indonesia could become the regional example of a relatively successful transition to democracy.