Indonesia’s new leader faces challenges as he prepares for power

Indonesia president-elect, Joko Widodo (left), takes a 'selfie' with his supporters (photo: dpa)
Indonesia president-elect, Joko Widodo (left), takes a 'selfie' with his supporters (photo: dpa)

Joko Widodo has emerged from obscurity to become president-elect of Indonesia, a vast archipelago previously led by retired generals or the political elite. Before taking power in October he has to strengthen his coalition – he faces leading a minority government – and form a competent cabinet. In government, his aims will be to create growth, cut fuel subsidies and develop infrastructure. Watching his every move will be his rival for power, Prabowo Subianto.

Indonesia’s new leader faces challenges as he prepares for power

INDONESIA’S President-elect Joko Widodo faces three key economic tasks as he attempts to prove he can provide a viable alternative to the nation’s previ...

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