Young Voters and the Future of Democracy Post-2024 Indonesian Elections
By Ella Prihatini
In this Indo-Pacific Analysis Brief, Perth USAsia Centre Indo-Pacific Fellow, Dr Ella Prihatini, explores the role young voters will play in the future of democracy post-2024 Indonesian elections.
- Young voters will determine the outcome of Indonesia’s 2024 presidential election – 60 per cent of voters are millennials (born 1981-1996) and generation Z (born 1997-2012)
- Despite making up a large portion of Indonesia’s population, young Indonesians have little political representation
- Fed up with corruption and a lack of government accountability, young Indonesians are taking to social media (particularly TikTok) to vent their dissatisfaction
- Social media is proving to be an important tool for young Indonesians to push back against government corruption and hold leaders accountable