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The Power and Perils of Elections: Indonesia and Malaysia in 2018-19

  • NYU Wagner, Rice Conference Room (map)

Join Professors Meredith Weiss and Jeremy Menchik as they discuss how Malaysia and Indonesia have been rocked by election politics in recent months. Malaysia's May 2018 election saw the unprecedented victory by the opposition, while in a shocking development, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo choose a hardline conservative cleric as his Vice President candidate for the April 2019 elections. What explains these striking developments? What do these elections mean for the future of the economy, civil liberties, democracy, and identity in these important Southeast Asian states?
Image credits: Creator: Ooi Kee Beng. This image is licensed under Creative Commons License.

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