Indonesia election

While it is far away and little known, we should all be paying more attention to Indonesia, even beyond its important elections this week.  It is the world’s fourth most populous country (home to one-fifth of the world’s Muslim’s) and the third largest democracy.  By some accounts, Indonesia’s economy is already in the world’s top

On July 9, Indonesians went to the polls to vote for the nation’s second directly-elected President.  Neither candidate has conceded, and official results will not be announced until July 22.  However, independent polling and election monitoring organizations point to the loss of Prabowo Subianto, a Suharto-era general, to relative newcomer Joko Widodo, a reformist mayor