Joko Widodo, posing on a bicycle with a cardboard cut-out of himself, is looking for some big wins in Wednesday’s regional ballots, especially in West Java. Photo: AFP
Karim Raslan
Opinion

Opinion

Asian Angle by Karim Raslan

Will Joko Widodo’s campaigning pay off in West Java election, a bellwether of Indonesia’s voters?

There is no doubt that Wednesday’s regional elections will act as an indicator of presidential polls early next year – and whether President Joko Widodo’s efforts to engage the province will bear fruit

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Joko Widodo, posing on a bicycle with a cardboard cut-out of himself, is looking for some big wins in Wednesday’s regional ballots, especially in West Java. Photo: AFP
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