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Jakarta Post

Jokowi kicks off second term with high hopes

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana, Ghina Ghaliya, and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, October 21, 2019   /  08:35 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo takes the oath of office,(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

After taking the oath of office at the House of Representatives complex in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Sunday, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo stated in no uncertain terms that economic and bureaucratic reform would be the focus of his second term amid weakening global trade. In his address before lawmakers, senators and world leaders who attended the ceremony, Jokowi stated that human development would be a major priority of his administration as it would help the nation reach its full potential. “Our dream is that by 2045, insya Allah [God willing], Indonesia will have escaped the middle-income trap. Indonesia will become an advanced country with an annual income of Rp 320 million [US$22,634] per capita or a monthly income of Rp 27 million per capita.” Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita in Indonesia was last recorded at $4,284.70 in ...