Whither Jokowi?

Not so secret ballot: Jokowi and his wife Iriana casting their vote during the presidential and legislative elections at a polling station in Jakarta. — AFP

“PRABOWO wins,” The Jakarta Post wrote in its front-page banner of the Feb 15, 2024 edition. But the biggest winner is actually President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

The history of Indonesia will write him as the first and only outgoing Indonesian leader to score a triple victory in one general election. But at what cost?

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