Joko Widodo: From People’s Champion to Power Player

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, started as a furniture salesman before rising to become Indonesia’s president, winning hearts with his “man of the people” image.

His decade in power witnessed significant economic growth and infrastructure development, earning him high approval ratings.

However, criticism arose over attempts to establish a political dynasty through his son’s involvement in politics.

Despite achievements, controversies marred his legacy, including the revival of the death penalty and controversial appointments.

Widodo’s foreign policy initiatives aimed to elevate Indonesia’s global standing but faced mixed results. As he prepares to step down, Widodo leaves behind a complex legacy, balancing achievements with challenges.

(Credit: BBC)

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