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President of Indonesia

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Joko Widodo: President of Indonesia
Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is an Indonesian politician who is the 7th and current president of Indonesia. Elected in July 2014 as the first president not to come from an elite political or military background, he was previously the Mayor of Surakarta from 2005 to 2012, and the Governor of Jakarta from 2012 to 2014.

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Indonesia president says no plan to drop controversial anti-graft bill

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had no plan to revoke a new law that critics fear could curb the powers of the country's anti-corruption agency and that has triggered nationwide..
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Indonesian president opens bridge in Papua amid efforts to quell unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo will officially open a new $128 million bridge in Papua on Monday amid a renewed pledge to develop one of the country's poorest regions, which has seen a spike in..
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Students unite the resistance in Indonesia [Video]Students unite the resistance in Indonesia

A 22 year-old university student has emerged as a key leader of protests in Indonesia. Although mass rallies have lost some traction recently, Manik Marganamahendra isn't ready to give up, and is..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:50Published

Indonesia's Widodo appoints archival as defence minister [Video]Indonesia's Widodo appoints archival as defence minister

Controversial former army general who twice failed to win presidency named defence minister.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo sworn in for final term [Video]Indonesia's President Joko Widodo sworn in for final term

Oath ceremony in Jakarta takes place under heavy security as Widodo starts his second term with a series of challenges.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published

Unmarried couple frets over Indonesia's sex ban [Video]Unmarried couple frets over Indonesia's sex ban

After 13 years together, one middle-aged Indonesian couple is worried. Their relationship is neither legal nor official, and a controversial new penal code to be discussed in parliament could make them..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

 

Indonesia president tells cabinet to fix regulations, create jobs

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Thursday ordered his new cabinet members to simplify the country's regulatory framework within their first month in office, stressing the new administration's..
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Indonesia president taps opposition, start-up founder for new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced his second-term cabinet on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the opposition leader as he..
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Widodo's gamble: Indonesia president includes fierce rival in cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo took what appeared to be his biggest political gamble on Wednesday by including former general Prabowo Subianto in the cabinet, his main rival who has long harbored..
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Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the..
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Factbox: Policy challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the..
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Factbox: Key economic appointments in Indonesia's new cabinet

Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new..
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Indonesia cabinet unveiled, taps opposition and Gojek founder

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Wednesday unveiled his new cabinet for a second term, picking former industry minister Airlangga Hartarto to head his economic team and retaining economist Sri..
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Indonesia's Indrawati to stay on as finance minister, cheering rupiah

Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said on Tuesday she had been asked by President Joko Widodo to stay in her post in his new cabinet, and the rupiah strengthened on expectations fiscal..
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Indonesia's Widodo retains Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday asked Sri Mulyani Indrawati to continue in her role as finance minister of Southeast Asia's biggest economy during his second five-year term in office,..
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Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto to join cabinet

Indonesian opposition leader Prabowo Subianto said on Monday he had been asked by President Joko Widodo to join the cabinet to help in the area of defense, and the former general said he had accepted..
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Indonesia president targets 'innovative' cabinet, taps Gojek CEO

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Monday he wanted "innovative" ministers in his cabinet for a second term, as the co-founder of tech startup Gojek said he would join and a former chairman of..
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Gojek CEO Makarim quits, says will join Indonesia's cabinet

Gojek CEO and co-founder Nadiem Makarim said on Monday he had resigned from the ride-hailing and payments company to join the cabinet of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, raising questions over who..
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Indonesia president may delay cabinet announcement to Wednesday

Indonesian President Joko Widodo may delay announcing his cabinet until Wednesday morning, according to Mahfud MD, a former head of the Constitutional Court, who said he was interviewed for a post at..
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Indonesia's Widodo faces test on reform credentials in second term

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term leading the world's third-biggest democracy, after an election dominated by economic issues but also the growing..
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Indonesian president pledges to improve human resources, job creation

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Sunday he would make improving human resources his top priority in a second term in office to help lay the foundation for making the economy among the world's..
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Indonesia's Joko Widodo sworn in for second term as president

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was sworn in on Sunday for a second five-year term as president, leading the world's third-biggest democracy after a first term marked by heavy infrastructure spending.
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Scott Morrison praises Joko Widodo as Indonesian leader is inaugurated

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has kicked off a fresh term today in a ceremony attended by a string of foreign leaders, including Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
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Trade top of the agenda as Scott Morrison attends Indonesian leader's inauguration

Scott Morrison will attend the Presidential inauguration of Indonesian leader Joko Widodo, which is expected to get underway in a matter of hours.
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Trade tops Morrison's agenda in Indonesia

Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to focus on a recently struck trade deal and another in the works during talks with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
SBS - Published

Indonesia activists say constitutional amendment could hurt democracy

Indonesian activists said on Wednesday that proposed changes to the constitution could set back democracy and end direct presidential votes, while President Joko Widodo himself urged parliament to seek..
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Indonesia steps up security, bans protests ahead of inauguration

Indonesia will deploy more than 30,000 police and military personnel to ensure security for Sunday's inauguration of President Joko Widodo and will not allow demonstrations over the period, police said..
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Indonesian president tightens security for ministers after attack

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Friday he had ordered tighter security for state officials a day after a suspected Islamist militant stabbed the chief security minister as he was greeting..
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Indonesia protests endanger president's pledge of tough reforms

Indonesia's biggest student demonstrations in decades will test President Joko Widodo's pledge to go all out in his second term to boost growth in Southeast Asia's largest economy, a former finance..
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Indonesian president open to dialogue with Papuan separatists

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has opened the door to holding talks with separatists in the restive easternmost region of Papua, a departure from the stance of previous governments and some of his..
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Indonesia president urges police restraint after student protesters' deaths

Indonesian president Joko Widodo on Friday called for police restraint and promised an investigation into the deaths of two students, killed while taking part in protests that have spread to become the..
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After protests, Indonesia president considers dropping anti-graft law

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday he is considering revoking a new law governing the country's anti-corruption agency, which has alarmed activists and helped drive the biggest student..
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Indonesia president considers revoking law governing anti-graft agency

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said on Thursday that he is considering feedback and would make a decision soon on whether to use his authority to revoke a new anti-corruption agency law.
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Indonesia minister says 'brutal' student protests were hijacked

Recent "brutal" student protests in Indonesia were hijacked by a group with the aim of disrupting parliament and the inauguration of President Joko Widodo next month for a new term, the chief security..
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Explainer: It's not only about sex - Indonesia's divisive criminal bill

Tens of thousands of people have protested across Indonesia this week over a proposed new criminal code that would outlaw sex outside marriage, among other things, and which has now been put on hold by..
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Indonesia shelves vote on penal code criminalizing extramarital sex

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on a new penal code criminalizing sex outside marriage and same-sex relations, which has been criticized by rights..
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Indonesia president orders delay in vote on criticized criminal code

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday ordered a delay in a parliamentary vote on revisions to the criminal code, which has been criticized by rights groups as an assault on basic freedoms.
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Indonesia president denies compromising fight against graft

President Joko Widodo told Indonesians on Friday he would not compromise in the fight against graft, amid concerns over the officer picked to head the anti-corruption agency and proposed changes..
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Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the..
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Indonesia president formally proposes relocating capital to Borneo

Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Friday formally proposed to parliament a plan to move the country's capital from Jakarta, on the crowded island of Java, to Kalimantan on the island of Borneo.
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Indonesian president will soon announce new cabinet for second term: media

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo said he will soon announce a second term 34-minister cabinet, media reported on Wednesday.
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Indonesia president threatens to sack fire fighters if forest blazes not tackled

Indonesian President Joko Widodo threatened on Tuesday to sack military and police officers fighting forest fires if they fail to extinguish the flames. He also promised government funds for high-tech..
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Indonesia president bashes state power company over blackouts

Indonesia's state power company PLN should have had plans in place to prevent a major electricity blackout that affected 21 million customers in Jakarta and neighboring provinces, President Joko Widodo..
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Indonesian president tells cities to build waste-to-energy plants

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has urged cities across the country to set up waste-to-energy plants this year to tackle the country's growing mountain of trash, according to a statement published on..
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Indonesia president pledges more infrastructure, investment in second term

Indonesia's recently re-elected President Joko Widodo on Sunday outlined his vision for a second term, pledging faster infrastructure development and more investment opportunities to create jobs and..
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Indonesian woman jailed for reporting harassment to seek amnesty

An Indonesian woman sentenced to prison for reporting her employer for sexual harassment said on Monday she will ask President Joko Widodo for an amnesty.
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Indonesia president calls for unity after court upholds his election win

Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday upheld the victory of President Joko Widodo in April's election, dismissing allegations by the opposition that the vote to lead the world's third-biggest..
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