2024 Indo-Pacific Elections

This year is set to be one of democracy’s defining moments.

Dubbed ‘the year of elections’, nearly half of the world’s population will be eligible to vote in an election in 2024, with over 4 billion voters across more than 40 countries set to cast their ballots.

The Indo-Pacific is home to some of the most significant and influential of these elections: India, Indonesia, Taiwan and, of course, the United States. In the Indo-Pacific alone, hundreds of millions of people will shape the political future of the region.

This will be a testing year for democracy, for political will, and for regional stability, as voters determine the next few years of political rule.

For curated election news and analyses, see our updates below.

2024 Indo-Pacific Elections

Last updated: 21 February 2024

Quick-counts show Prabowo Subianto has secured more than 50 per cent of the popular vote in Indonesia’s 2024 presidential election.

The former general and current defence minister has styled himself the successor of the highly popular President Widodo, promising policy continuity and further economic growth.


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Last updated: 19 February 2024

After failing to win a majority, the army-backed Muslim League-Nawaz will join with the Pakistan People’s Party to form government.

Former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, won the most seats – though still a minority – even after Khan’s sentencing, military intervention on polling day, and the suspension of mobile services to keep voter turnout low.

Last updated: 1 February 2024

Ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate Lai Ching-te has won the Taiwanese Presidential election – held on 13 January – but failed to secure a parliament majority.

The DPP has promised to maintain Taiwanese autonomy and the cross-Strait status quo with China. 

Beijing says the DPP doesn’t represent ‘mainstream public opinion.’

Last updated: 1 February 2024

Former People’s Democratic Party Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay will return to power after his party won 30 of Bhutan’s 47 national assembly seats in the country’s January 9 election.

This is Bhutan’s fourth democratic election following its transition from a monarchy just 15 years ago.

Last updated: 1 February 2024

Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s Awami League has claimed 222 of 300 parliamentary seats after the main opposition, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), boycotted the vote.

A government crackdown on BNP members saw thousands imprisoned before the vote.

Election authorities have reported voter turnout at just 40 per cent, but the real figure is likely to be less.

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