WHAT'S AT STAKE?
Parliament's 500 seats, except the 38 to be filled by appointees from the military
A total of 10,500 candidates from 48 parties. The four groups that might get enough votes to form a government are PAN, the political vehicle of Muslim leader Amien Rais; PDI-P, led by Megawati Sukarnoputri, daughter of Sukarno; PKB, led by Abdurrahman Wahid, known popularly as Gus Dur; and Golkar, the Suharto-era machine fronted by chairman Akbar Tanjung
Some 130 million eligible voters
There are approximately 250,000 polling stations manned by more than 500,000 election monitors, including 500 from overseas (Jimmy Carter among them). Voters will stick a pin through a piece of paper that has each party's symbol on it
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?
Voting lasts one day, and the count will be tallied by hand. Results won't be known until early July