We all know by now that the Governor of Jakarta, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, is the man of the hour. He’s that great of a magnet that foreign media too are interested in covering his activities. A few days ago journalists from France 2 followed the Governor around town, and then before that Haslinda Amin of Bloomberg interviewed him during his now-iconic field visits (locally referred to as blusukan). The Governor was also covered by the New York Times. This is just to mention the few big ones. But are we giving him too much credit? Will he be that great leader that some people think he could be?
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