ADDED ON: 12/25/2018

Indonesia’s president turns tough

12/24/2018 | UCA News

Joko Widodo was welcomed as a fresh breeze when he stood for election as president of Indonesia in 2014. A stranger to the elites that had long dominated politics, he became a media darling by talking to ordinary people in the street, in what quickly became known as blusukan, roaming around. Now, facing re-election next April, questions are being asked about the former man of the people’s real commitment to democracy. Critics are asking if he is responsible for a more authoritarian style of governance or whether he even cares.

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