Joko Wi­dodo

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Joko Wi­dodo or more fa­mously known as Jokowi is the 7th pres­i­dent of Re­pub­lic of In­done­sia. He was sworn in as the coun­try’s pres­i­dent on 20 Oc­to­ber 2014. Joko Wi­dodo was born in Surakarta, Cen­tral Java, 21 June 1961. Be­fore run­ning for the pres­i­dency, Joko Wi­dodo was Gover­nor of the coun­try’s cap­i­tal, from 15 Oc­to­ber 2012 un­til 16 Oc­to­ber 2014. His ded­i­ca­tion and ser­vice to the lower level of so­ci­ety or wong ci­lik with his di­rect ap­proach, or blusukan, have made him pop­u­lar and helped shape his fig­ure as a leader who is clean and pop­ulist.

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