Jokowi's re-election would be vote for continuity

Incumbent Indonesian leader Joko Widodo looks set to return to office. It looks increasingly likely the General Elections Commission, which oversaw the presidential election on April 17, will declare him the winner by May 22. Mr Joko's victory represents a victory for the country as a whole.

This is because his renewed mandate gives him the power to complete what he began in his first term: the country's economic and political transformation.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 04, 2019, with the headline 'Jokowi's re-election would be vote for continuity'. Print Edition | Subscribe