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Economy biggest challenge in Jokowi's second term: Kalla

  • Nezar Patria, Karina M. Tehusijarana and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  12:21 am

Twice a vice president with two different presidents, Vice President Jusuf Kalla is set for a spell outside the government once he leaves office on Sunday. Kalla has been the go-to person for President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in making important decisions, considering his wealth of experience as former Golkar Party chairman and in numerous ministerial posts in previous administrations, the President said.“Whether in the morning or middle of the night, we always [communicate] over the telephone or face to face. That was very good to me in exchanging ideas to decide important matters for this country,” Jokowi said on Friday at the State Palace, where cabinet members gather to enjoy live keroncong and campursari music two days before the new administration takes charge.Kalla was equally effusive in his praise for his executive partner, saying that every working moment with Jokowi was ...