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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Ambassador Yasoja Gunasekera presented Letters of Credence to President Joko Widodo of the Republic of Indonesia, at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta accrediting her as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka to Indonesia.
JAKARTA: President Joko Widodo on Monday announced the capital of Indonesia will be relocated to East Kalimantan Province on the island of Borneo.
The Malaysian King and the Raja Permaisuri Agong, Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah, arrived at the palace at 10.30am (11.30am Malaysian time) and were welcomed by Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, and his wife Iriana Joko Widodo.
President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo pinned the Jasmine Badge award to the Secretary General of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry Bambang Hendroyono as Chairman of the Saka Wanabakti and Saka Kalpataru National level.
ABU DHABI, 17th August, 2019 (WAM) -- President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory cable to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo on the occasion of his country's Independence Day.
JAKARTA - Indonesia should do more to develop downstream industries to process natural and mineral resources domestically, bolstering Southeast Asia's largest economy, President Joko Widodo said in his state of the union address to parliament on Friday.
Summary: Indonesian President Joko Widodo welcomes Sheikh Mohamed at the airport
Osaka [Japan], June 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held a bilateral meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo here on the final day of the ongoing 14th G20 summit.
Indonesian president Joko Widodo has been elected for a second term in a victory over a wouldbe strongman who aligned himself with Islamic hardliners.
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KUWAIT, May 21 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent a cable of congratulations Tuesday to President of Indonesia Joko Widodo on the occasion of him winning the recent presidential elections.
Muscat: The incumbent President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo has won a second term to lead the world's largest Muslim-majority nation, according to final results released by the country's election commission.