Indonesia’s 2024 Elections: What Past Elections Can Tell Us about Indonesia’s Future Trajectory


About the Hybrid Seminar

The 2024 Presidential and Legislative Elections in Indonesia are just three months away. While the legislative elections are going to be the sixth democratic election since the fall of Soeharto in 1998, it will be the fifth direct presidential election. Since the first direct presidential election in 2004, political and electoral reforms have been taking place. As democratic institutions are being shaped, voters and political actors are learning and adapting their strategies. Nevertheless, Indonesia is not immune to the global trend of democratic regression. Is Indonesia indeed going on the downward path of its democracy? How can we explain this from the perspective of voters and democratic institution building in current and past elections? This seminar will highlight some of the key trends in the past elections, which can potentially predict the outcome of the upcoming elections.

About the Speaker

Dr Philips Vermonte is the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences of Universitas Islam Internasional Indonesia, UIII. Before joining UIII, Dr Vermonte served as Executive Director of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia, and Chairman of the Indonesian Pollsters Association (Persepi). He was a Fulbright scholar and obtained a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northern Illinois University, USA. He completed his M.A. in International Studies at the University of Adelaide, Australia. Dr Vermonte’s research interests include comparative politics, electoral competition, voting behaviour, party system, democratization, and foreign policy. His works have appeared in Asian Politics & Policy, the Middle East Development Journal, Indonesian Quarterly, Jurnal Perempuan, and Jurnal Maarif.


This is a hybrid event which will be held at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute (ISEAS).

Attending the Event In-person at ISEAS

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Attending the Event Virtually via Webinar

To join the event virtually at the specified date and time using your internet devices, please register here to receive your unique login link for the webinar via the zoom platform.

If you have questions for the speaker, please key in your questions via the Q&A, stating your name and affiliation. The moderator will field them to the speakers during the Q&A session.


Nov 21 2023


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm


ISEAS Seminar Room 2 / Webinar