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The Jokowi factor and the future of Indonesia’s democracy

  • Aboeprijadi Santoso

Jakarta | Sat, September 8 2012 | 10:36 am

PREMIUM “It’s Jokowi, stupid, not Prabowo!” one friend replied, paraphrasing Bill Clinton’s famous slogan, to a colleague who had argued that it was the Prabowo factor — the supposedly leading candidate for the 2014 presidential elections — that pushed Joko “Jokowi” Widodo toward a surprising victory in the first round of the Jakarta gubernatorial election
last July.

So, did Jok...