Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

(jō`kō wē`dōdō), 1961–, Indonesian businessman and politician. The son of a furniture maker, he studied forestry at Gadjah Mada Univ. and ran a furniture exporting business before entering politics in 2005 as a member of Megawati SukarnoputriMegawati Sukarnoputri
, 1947–, Indonesian political leader, president of Indonesia (2001–4). The daughter of former president Sukarno, she is seen by many as her father's political heir.
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's Indonesian Democratic party of Struggle (PDI-P). He served two terms as mayor of the city of Surakarta (2005–12), his hometown, before being elected governor of Jakarta in 2012. In a country with widespread corruption, "Jokowi" (jōkōwē`) was regarded as a clean politician, popular with the common people and with youth. In 2014, Megawati chose not to run for president and Jokowi became the PDI-P candidate, defeating former general Prabowo Subianto. He became the first Indonesian president not to come from the country's political or military elite.
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