Insight: Presidency beckons for Jakarta's rags-to-riches governor




 
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Insight: Presidency beckons for Jakarta's rags-to-riches governor
 
June 2nd, 2013  
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Insight: Presidency beckons for Jakarta's rags-to-riches governor
By Kanupriya Kapoor and Andrew R.C. Marshall JAKARTA (Reuters) - Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, might well be the future of Indonesian democracy. Here's why. On a recent afternoon he visited Tambora, a densely populated area of west Jakarta, to inspect the aftermath of a slum fire. Within minutes, the narrow streets were a moshpit of jostling well-wishers. Women embraced him. Men kissed his hand. ...




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