5 key challenges awaiting Indonesia President Joko Widodo if he wins second term

President Joko Widodo voting at a polling station in Gambir, Jakarta Town, on April 17, 2019.
President Joko Widodo voting at a polling station in Gambir, Jakarta Town, on April 17, 2019.PHOTO: ST FILE

President Joko Widodo looks set to be re-elected if unofficial quick counts released after the April 17 polls prove accurate, as they have at previous elections.

Economic headwinds from the United States-China trade tensions, the perennial threat of radicalism, rising extremism, and potential domestic political conflicts could challenge his resolve as he seeks to fulfil his vision for Indonesia.

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