India may have a larger electorate, but more than 190 million Indonesian voters can cast ballots in a single day. Thousands of local positions and over 500 parliamentary seats will be decided Wednesday. President Joko Widodo is expected to win a second term, but challenger Prabowo Subianto is preparing to contest results amid irregularities already being reported and has urged supporters to demonstrate if he loses.
What’s in it for millennials? Young progressives are planning a mass campaign to register protest votes against both candidates, known as golput.
Read OZY’s coverage of President Joko Widodo’s pivot away from secularism.