The Meaning of Jokowi for Indonesian Po…

There was a feeling of relief among many Indonesians when the waiting was finally over on March 14 and the most popular politician in Indonesia, Jakarta Gov. Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, got the OK from former President Megawati Sukarnoputri to run for president in July under her party banner. The news was greeted with cheers, a big bump in the stock market, congratulatory text messages and a flood of Twitter traffic. Just by running, Jokowi’s candidacy was celebrated by many people as a victory.

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