Jokowi reported to want to move forward his October inauguration date, by a day

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly called Jokowi at home, secured a second and final five-year term in office after winning in the April presidential election.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly called Jokowi at home, secured a second and final five-year term in office after winning in the April presidential election.PHOTO: REUTERS

JAKARTA - President Joko Widodo is reported to have asked for the swearing-in ceremony of his second term in office to be moved forward by a day to October 19.

Local media, citing leaders of the main volunteer groups which supported Mr Joko's re-election campaign who met him on Friday (Sept 27), said the change was due to practical reasons as the original date fell on a Sunday when people would prefer to focus on their own personal activities.

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