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The battles to come for Jokowi

He remains popular heading into the next presidential election but is vulnerable to attacks on economic growth

JAKARTA • Four years ago, President Joko Widodo swept to power on a message of change for Indonesia that had widespread appeal to the common man.

But he would need a new pitch come next April 17, when he seeks a new mandate to extend his presidency for a second five-year term - even if he is up against former general Prabowo Subianto, his old rival from the 2014 election.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 01, 2018, with the headline 'The battles to come for Jokowi'. Print Edition | Subscribe