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How Jokowi spends money better in second term

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Jakarta   /   Thu, July 25, 2019   /  02:12 pm
How Jokowi spends money better in second term President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (The Jakarta Post/Wienda Parwitasari)

The Constitutional Court’s ruling on Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s victory in the predictably contentious, divisive 2019 presidential contest has sustained the President’s record of electoral invincibility. Now, with the presidential inauguration scheduled for October, Jokowi has set to work on the campaign promises he made with his running mate and future vice president Ma’ruf Amin. Jokowi’s second-term policies will likely be a continuation of work initiated over the last five years. In his first public speech after reelection, he confirmed that building infrastructure and improving the domestic business environment would remain a priority. The incoming administration will also focus on human resources development and effective execution of the state budget (APBN). Jokowi is correct in believing that a well-managed APBN will benefit people throu...

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