Indonesia’s President Gives Birth to a Political Dynasty

Family gets a healthy leg up

By: Ainur Rohmah

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who came to power in 2014 as a fresh figure seemingly unhobbled by political fetters, has revived the public’s Suharto-era memory of political nepotism by likely becoming the first active president to preside over political sinecures for both his son and son-in-law. A growing chorus of critics says the p…

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