Joko Widodo

President of Indonesia

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Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the seventh and current President of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first Indonesian president to not come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.

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Two months before this week's presidential election in Indonesia, prize-winning novelist Eka Kurniawan declared in an opinion column that "the Islamists have..
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo said Thursday he was won re-election after receiving an estimated 54% of the vote, backtracking on an..
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The incumbent leader said he had clearly won the vote, despite his challenger's claims to the contrary.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday declared victory in a presidential election to lead the world's third-largest democracy but his challenger also..
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Indonesia's presidential challenger Prabowo Subianto said on Thursday that cheating had occurred across the country during this week's election, which unofficial..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared on course on Thursday for a second term, based on unofficial vote counts and despite the objections of his rival, while..
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The unofficial results from the Indonesian presidential polls place Joko Widodo ahead of his challenger Prabowo Subianto, the former general claimed victory..
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The prospect of another five years in office for President Joko Widodo cheered Indonesia's financial markets on Thursday after unofficial election results..
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Foreign investors desperate for more access to Indonesia's huge market can take comfort from the re-election of Joko Widodo as president for a second and final..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo appeared set for a second term as "quick count" results from Wednesday's election rolled in, but his challenger claimed that he..
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Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win more than half the votes in an election for the national parliament, based..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was leading in the race to run the world's third-largest democracy, based on up to 88 percent of samples of votes counted by..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Wednesday that vote "quick counts" indicated he had regained the presidency, but called on his supporters to wait for..
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Seven sets of quick count results for Indonesiaโ€™s presidential election showed incumbent president Joko Widodo in the lead by about 10 percentage points, two..
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Joko Widodo appeared to be heading for victory in Indonesia's presidential election on Wednesday as "quick count" results from polling stations were posted, in..
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Indonesia's ruling coalition, which backs President Joko Widodo, is on course to win over half of the votes in an election for the national parliament, based on..
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Unofficial "quick counts" in Indonesia's election on Wednesday, based on data from some polling stations, gave incumbent President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, a..
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Unofficial "quick counts" in Indonesia's election on Wednesday, based on data from some polling stations, gave incumbent President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, a..
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Early results from Indonesia's election on Wednesday showed President Joko Widodo with a comfortable lead, in line with opinion polls that had predicted the..
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo was 13 percentage points ahead on Wednesday in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, based on 51 percent of..
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Indonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections on Wednesday, pitting President Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to..
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JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesians began voting in the world's biggest single-day election on Wednesday as polling stations opened across the sprawling equatorial..
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Indonesia kicked off one of the world's biggest one-day elections Wednesday, pitting president Joko Widodo against ex-general Prabowo Subianto in a race to lead..
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Indonesia heads to the polls on Wednesday in the largest single-day democratic election in the world, as voters face a choice for president between an everyman..
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The region needs stability and strength in areas including anti-terrorism and defence, including how we jointly deal with a far more aggressive China.
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When Indonesian President Joko Widodo was elected five years ago, the former furniture salesman seemed to offer a clean break from the military and political..
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Two months ago, Indonesian farmer Tama harvested several tonnes of shallots from a small plot of land he had rented in the village of Grinting in central Java.
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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) โ€” Tens of thousands of Indonesians have flocked to presidential campaign rallies ahead of a final debate between the two candidates...
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Five days ahead of Indonesia's general election, President Joko Widodo retains a double-digit lead over his challenger, retired general Prabowo Subianto, three..
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A crowd of villagers cheers as a holographic image of Indonesia's President Joko Widodo appears at a campaign rally outside the capital, Jakarta.
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When Wawan Setiawan, a volunteer for Indonesian President Joko Widodo's re-election campaign, goes door-to-door in this conservative part of Java, his opening..
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