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Jakarta Post

Jakarta greets the new boss

  • Fedina S. Sundaryani and Ivany Atina Arbi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 17 2017   /  12:02 am

Time to work: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (second right), accompanied by First Lady Iriana (right) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (second left), gestures as he talks with newly inaugurated Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (third right) and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno (third left) at the State Palace in Jakarta on Monday. Anies defeated Jokowi’s man, Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, in the second round election, which deeply divided the capital city. Also pictured are Anies’ wife Fery Farhati (left) and Sandiaga’s wife Nur Asia (center).(Presidential Secretariat/Agus Suparto)Facing a friend-turned-foe in politics was never going to be easy, but President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo grinned and bore it as he inaugurated on Monday one of his former ministers, Anies Baswedan, as the capital’s new governor for the next five years.

Prior to the ceremony, former culture an...