Challenges facing Indonesian President Joko Widodo if re-elected

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

Indonesian 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. Indonesia Correspondent Linda Yulisman outlines five key challenges that await Mr Joko in his second five-year term.

The first challenge for the newly elected President would be to pick ministers to fill his new Cabinet. This will likely happen in October after his inauguration.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 29, 2019, with the headline 'Challenges facing Indonesian President if re-elected'. Print Edition | Subscribe