The global south needs a leader. Why not Indonesia?

Prabowo Subianto. — Bloomberg

Over the past decade, the world’s least obtrusive populist quietly built a case for Indonesia as not just an attractive investment destination but a leader of the developing world. Now, President Joko Widodo’s onetime rival-turned-handpicked successor, Prabowo Subianto, has a chance to fulfill those grand aspirations.

Prabowo, a former general accused of human-rights abuses, has indicated he intends to keep doing whatever his former boss was doing.

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