Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin, left, together with their election opponents Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, release birds before the election to symbolise a peaceful campaign. Photo: EPA

Indonesian President Jokowi’s second term: free as a bird or a lame-duck president?

  • With Joko Widodo all set for a second and final term in power, he claims to be unburdened
  • But sceptics say he’s saddled with politics of patronage, doubts over his deputy, overbearing security forces and fallout from the US-China trade war
Topic |   Indonesia
Indonesian President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin, left, together with their election opponents Prabowo Subianto and Sandiaga Uno, release birds before the election to symbolise a peaceful campaign. Photo: EPA
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