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Jokowi should not take votes for granted

  • Noory Okthariza

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 22 2019   /  01:32 am

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 economic programs. He has also pointed out ...