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Jokowi should not take votes for granted

  • Noory Okthariza
    Noory Okthariza

    Researcher at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies

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Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22, 2019   /  02:36 pm
Jokowi should not take votes for granted Five more years: President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is accompanied by running mate Ma’ruf Amin as he delivers a victory speech to residents of Johar Baru in Central Jakarta. (JP/Seto Wardhana )

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has set the tone for how he intends to run the government in his second term. In his victory speech in Bogor, West Java, on Sunday, he laid out five areas to focus on, namely infrastructure, human development, investment, bureaucratic reform and the state budget. These areas are interrelated; but it is easy to see that the five are intended to speed up Jokowi’s economic vision. In the speech, a continuity of “Jokowinomics” was very pronounced. Other than human development and the state budget, the other three were programs during Jokowi’s first term. Thus, when he mentioned them, he had a better grasp on Indonesia’s fundamental economic problems and expressed determination to fight for them. Jokowi has often unequivocally reiterated his frustrations with the failure to materialize much of his targeted...

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