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Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

President of indonesia

Joko Widodo

popularly known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician and businessman who is the 7th and current president of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014, he was the first Indonesian president not to 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. Before his political career, he was an industrialist and businessman.

He achieved national prominence in 2009 for his work as the mayor of Surakarta. A member of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), he was named as the party's candidate for the 2012 Jakarta gubernatorial election, alongside Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (often known as Ahok) as his running mate. Defeating incumbent Fauzi Bowo.Golden only supports English language contributions at this time - posting content in another language may result in the contribution being removed and an account ban.

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June 21, 1961
Joko Widodo was born in Surakarta.

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The City with a Short Fuse

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By NINIEK KARMINI
September 16, 2021
AP NEWS
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- An Indonesian court ruled Thursday that President Joko Widodo and six other top officials have neglected citizens' rights to clean air and ordered them to improve the poor air quality in the capital.
July 17, 2021
BloombergQuint
(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is headed for its worst day of new infections since mid-April, almost tripling from the day before. "The only pandemic we have is among the unvaccinated," President Joe Biden said, with cases swelling in 49 U.S. states and hospitalizations on the rise.
Alexandra Ma
April 26, 2021
Business Insider
Indonesia on Sunday declared the KRI Nanggala 402 lost and all 53 crew members presumed dead. Photos show the crumpled remains.
Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg
December 23, 2020
@bsindia
The investment required to serve Asias third-biggest population spread across 6,000 inhabited islands - out of a total of at least 17,000 isles and atolls - is already large
Science X staff
December 14, 2020
phys.org
Indonesia has invited Tesla boss Elon Musk to build a launch site for his SpaceX's rocket in the Southeast Asian country, pointing out the benefits of a location next to the equator, officials said.
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