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World 15 Jul 2014 | 7:30 PM Premium

Anticipating a Jokowi win in Indonesia, rivals consider switching sides

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's likely next leader Joko "Jokowi" Widodo may find a friendlier parliament to help push through a reform agenda in Southeast Asia's largest economy, as several members of the second-largest party consider joining his camp.

AseanPlus News 17 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Prabowo gaining ground on Jokowi

JAKARTA: The electability of the Prabowo Subianto-Hatta Rajasa pair has exceeded that of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Jusuf Kalla, a survey commissioned by the Strategic Develop­ment and Policy Research Centre (Puskaptis) shows.

World 05 Jun 2014 | 12:55 PM Premium

Indonesia presidential candidate Jokowi says he'd have market-friendly policies

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The front-runner to become Indonesia's new president, Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, has told investors that he will pursue market-friendly policies and make bureaucratic reform and infrastructure-building his priorities.

AseanPlus News 11 Aug 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi picks cleric running mate

JAKARTA: The battle lines for Indonesia’s 2019 presidential election were drawn as the incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo formally registered as a candidate after choosing a conservative Islamic cleric as his running mate.

AseanPlus News 03 Nov 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi forgives online troll Satay vendor allegedly defamed Indonesian president

Indonesia: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has forgiven Muhammad Arsyad, a satay vendor who was detained by the police for allegedly defaming him online.

World 14 May 2014 | 8:30 PM Premium

Indonesia's Jokowi said to plan market-friendly policies

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian presidential front-runner Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has assured top fund managers that he would cut fuel subsidies, improve infrastructure and enact major bureaucratic reforms to attract investment if elected in July.

Ceritalah 10 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

And the work begins for Jokowi

The Indonesian elections seem to have thrown up a winner, but not a clear winner. PDI-P has secured victory but its leader Joko Widodo has to show that he’s his own man before he can eye the presidency.

World 23 Jul 2014 | 10:30 AM Premium

Indonesian president-elect Jokowi calls for unity after bitter election

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of Indonesia's presidential election on Tuesday, bringing the promise of major reforms to the world's third largest democracy.

AseanPlus News 18 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM Premium

Indonesians still rooting for Jokowi

Jakarta: Indonesia’s Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, was on track to be re-elected leader of the world’s third-biggest democracy as unofficial results put him in a comfortable lead over firebrand ex-general Prabowo Subianto after voting closed across the 17,000-island archipelago.

Nation 28 Jun 2018 | 12:00 AM Premium

Jokowi to give Dr M red carpet welcome

Upon his return from Istana Negara after being sworn in as Malaysia’s seventh Prime Minister on May 10, an aide of Tun Dr Mahathir Moha­mad received a call from Jakarta.