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Rivals look to weaknesses of 'Jokowinomics' for ammunition

  •  Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marguerite Afra Sapiie 
    Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marguerite Afra SapiieĀ 

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, August 9, 2018 | 07:29 am
Rivals look to weaknesses of 'Jokowinomics' for ammunition Women grouped in the Emak-Emak Militan, (militant moms) stage a rally on July 18 in at the State Palace in Central Jakarta. The women protested about economic issues, including rising prices, and criticized President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's infrastructure drive. (JP/Seto Wardhana)

PREMIUM On paper, the 2019 election appears to be a shoo-in for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the incumbent who is far ahead of any potential rivals in his electability. No figure is as popular and likable as Jokowi, who is often pictured in a white shirt with his sleeves rolled up as he talks to people on a bus or at a market. His populist social and economic policies have a...

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