Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua
Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua
Nicholas Spiro
Opinion

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Macroscope by Nicholas Spiro

Reform prospects bleaker in divided Indonesia

Slim victory would deprive Joko Widodo of a strong mandate for reform and raise questions about his presidency, in contrast to 'Modi mania'

Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua
Supporters of Joko Widodo celebrate, possibly prematurely, after Indonesia's presidential election. Photo: Xinhua
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Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro

Nicholas Spiro is a partner at Lauressa Advisory, a specialist London-based real estate and macroeconomic advisory firm. He is an expert on advanced and emerging economies and a regular commentator on financial and macro-political developments.