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Jokowi’s extreme pragmatism

  • The Jakarta Post

| Sat, August 11 2018 | 01:02 am

PREMIUM On Thursday, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the incumbent President, backed by nine political parties controlling 60 percent of the seats at the House of Representatives, took pragmatism to the extreme.

By picking Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) chairman Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate, Jokowi went the extra mile to secure his chance for reelection, going farther to the right, way past his opp...