Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE
Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE
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‘Little Suharto’? Indonesian leader Widodo’s places Twitter personalities, allies in key posts, sparking backlash

  • At least 17 of the president’s supporters, some with large social media followings, have been installed at large state-owned firms in the past year
  • Amid increasing anxiety over Indonesia’s economy, critics are asking why Widodo’s election allies are getting cushy roles without relevant experience

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Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE
Joko Widodo, right, with his rival Prabowo Subianto on the presidential campaign trail in July 2019. Widodo later appointed Prabowo as defence minister after Prabowo’s party joined Widodo’s coalition government. Photo: EPA-EFE
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