It’s unsurprising to see so many interests at play in the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election, knowing the strategic importance of the governorship of the capital city. And many believe that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is among those with interest in the process and outcome of the Jakarta gubernatorial election. As President of the Republic, Jokowi has certain privileges that, if used well, could influence the course of the election. This is the Jokowi factor. To subscribe please click here