Despite being well into his final term as Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo continues his coalition building, and retains the backing of political and business elites. And, while critics point to poor pandemic management and eroding democracy under his watch, Jokowi remains very popular with ordinary Indonesians. So why is Jokowi still actively amassing political capital, and how does his actual agenda compare to the social and political reform he’s promised voters? Indonesia watchers Professor Tim Lindsey and Dr. Ian Wilson examine Indonesia’s current political landscape with host Ali Moore.
An Asia Institute podcast. Produced and edited by profactual.com. Music by audionautix.com. Transcript here.
Main image: (L-R) Dr Ian Wilson and Prof. Tim Lindsey. Listing image: President Jokowi, June 2021. Credit: BPMI/Cabinet Secretariat of the Republic of Indonesia.