Pretty much as predicted, the endorsement of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo—and those within his cabinet such as Vice President (VP) Jusuf Kalla and Coordinating Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan—has become a crucial issue ahead of the Golkar Party’s chairmanship race to be held later this week. VP Kalla told the press recently that President Jokowi was livid upon hearing his name mentioned as one of the supporters of a particular chairman candidate. Reporters asked the President if he were indeed angry, but the President responded in a coy manner.To subscribe please click here