Tag: Joko Widodo

Jokowi’s India Visit

While domestic politics have been occupied with the trial of the Governor of Jakarta Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, Presiden Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is away on work visit abroad. The President visited India and is now in Iran for bilateral talks. From his India visit, the President managed to collect several noteworthy commitments.

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2016 Retrospective: A View Towards 2019

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has only been in office for a little over two years, and yet he’s faced endless row of maneuvering from his political backers and opposition. This year, in particular, has been a very eventful year for the President. He’s had to face the threat of treason, and he’s also been forced to evaluate his position in Indonesia’s Islamic political circuit. Challenges aside, the President should be grateful. The many crises he’s overseen should’ve helped him form a better picture of the stakeholders; who’s with him, who’s against him, and their motivations. This is important particularly with regards to the general election in 2019.

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