A supporter wears a mask of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters

Explained: Indonesia’s democratic transition and the role of political Islam

  • Indonesia was a Dutch colony from the early 19th century until it was occupied by the Japanese from 1942-45
  • In recent times, it has confronted home-grown extremism and increasingly potent political Islam
Topic |   Indonesia

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A supporter wears a mask of Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Photo: Reuters
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