Activity: Talk or presentation › Public lecture/debate/seminar
On 17 April 2019, general elections will be held in Indonesia, which is home to the largest Muslim population in the world. For the first time in the republic’s history, the president, the vice president, and members of the People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) will be elected on the same day. These elections are significant because they are depicted to set the future path of Indonesia politically, economically and socially as well as what concerns human rights. What will be the effect for Indonesia’s diversity and for its ethnic and religious plurality? Will the nation’s state motto “Unity in Diversity” be under threat? What are additional factors and voices determining the elections? What are the implications for foreign policy in ASEAN, inter-Asian and European relations? And what are Denmark’s and Sweden’s interests in these elections? The event looks at the Indonesian elections from a “Nordic perspective”, feature representatives from the academic field of Southeast Asian Studies, the press and diplomatic circles who will give brief talks of informed insight and commentary, and exchange provisional forecasts with one another.