May 31, 2024

A weekly review of key news and analysis of elections in Asia and the Indo-Pacific, usually posted on Fridays and occasionally updated throughout the week.

The chamber of India’s Lok Sabha (parliament). Photo credit: Wikimedia/Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs (GODL-India)

Ongoing Asia/Pacific Elections

India General Elections: April 19-June 1, 2024

Ashok Sharma, AP (May 30, 2024): Millions vote in India’s grueling election with Prime Minister Modi’s party likely to win third term

Gopal Nadadur, Atlantic Council (May 29, 2024): What India and the world could expect from a Modi 3.0

Barkha Dutt, Washington Post (May 29, 2024): Opinion  In India’s polarized election, voters seek a return to normal

Upcoming Asia/Pacific Elections

Thailand Indirect Senate Elections: June 26, 2024

Al Jazeera (May 29, 2024): Former Thailand PM Thaksin Shinawatra to go on trial for royal insult

Patpicha Tanakasempipat, Bloomberg (May 27, 2024): What the Thai Senate Race Means And Why It’s All Different

Japan, Tokyo Gubernatorial Election: July 2024

Kyodo News (May 27, 2024): High-profile opposition lawmaker Renho to run for Tokyo governor

Indonesia Local Elections: November 27, 2024

Pizarro Gozali Idrus, Benar News (May 31, 2024): Will Indonesian President-Elect Prabowo Stay True To Jokowi’s Policies?

Sebastian Strangio, The Diplomat (May 31, 2024): Indonesian Court Again Makes Controversial Tweak to Election Rules: The Supreme Court ruling will pave the way for President Joko Widodo’s youngest son to run in the Jakarta gubernatorial election on November 27.

Past Asia/Pacific Elections

South Korea Legislative Elections: April 10, 2024

Jong Eun Lee, East Asia Forum (May 28, 2024): South Korea’s Yoon strives to stay afloat

Hong Kong Legislative Elections: December 19, 2021

Jessie Yeung, Nectar Gan and Chris Lau, CNN, (May 30, 2024): Hong Kong democracy leaders convicted in most significant verdicts since Beijing’s national security crackdown

Kanis Leung, AP (May 30, 2024): How a primary election led to activist convictions in Hong Kong’s biggest national security case

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