Indonesia's upcoming election heavily influenced by youth vote

The Guardian February 12, 2024, 06:00 AM UTC

Summary: In Indonesia, the upcoming election on 14 February is heavily influenced by the 52% of the electorate under 40. Frontrunner Prabowo Subianto leads in polls, but faces a runoff if he doesn't secure a majority. Candidates are vying for the youth vote through social media and unconventional tactics. Voters are concerned about civil rights, infrastructure, education, climate change, and the environment. The election also raises concerns about human rights abuses and political dynasties.

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