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Jokowi’s VP choice could boost Islamic credentials

  • Suherdjoko and Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Semarang/Jakarta | Mon, April 16 2018 | 12:20 am

PREMIUM Having been accused of being anti-Islamic by his detractors, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo may be forced to pick a running mate that can improve his image and electability among Muslim communities ahead of the 2019 presidential election.

Jokowi has been a target of religion-related allegations, including rumors about having a non-Muslim lineage and pro-secular stance, since he first c...