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Joko Widodo Inaugurated as Indonesia’s Seventh President

October 20, 2014 – The inauguration of Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s seventh President marks a critical juncture for Indonesia. The outcome of the policy and strategic choices to be resolved by the Jokowi administration, and Indonesia as a whole, will profoundly affect the course of Indonesia’s economic development, international engagement, and democratic governance for years to come. USINDO presents the following key articles and videos about Indonesia’s new president.

Jokowi’s inauguration speech: FULL VIDEO and TEXT (Rappler)


Joko Widodo Is Sworn In as Indonesian President (New York Times)
Joko Widodo, a commoner who was born in a Javan slum, was sworn in on Monday as president of Indonesia.

President Jokowi Urges All Stakeholders To Boost Development In Indonesia (Antara News)
“This is time for us to make history. Let us push Indonesia forward, make this country independent in the economic sector…”

Joko Widodo takes over Indonesian presidency (Reuters)
(VIDEO) World leaders attend inauguration ceremony of new Indonesian president.

Indonesia’s Jokowi sworn in as president as economic problems mount (Guardian)
Indonesia’s Joko Widodo has taken over as president of the world’s third-largest democracy, with high hopes among…

Worrying Picture Emerges About Jokowi’s Cabinet (Jakarta Globe)
PolIticians, businessmen, graft fighters, academics, former officials and generals are some of the names rumored to be…

Joko Widodo Sworn In as Indonesia’s President and Faces These 5 Challenges (TIME)
On Oct. 20, Indonesia inaugurates its first President truly of the people. Joko Widodo, known commonly as Jokowi, is unique…

Indonesia’s new president Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo a pragmatic reformer with an ambitious policy agenda, analysts say (ABC)
Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s new president, is a reform-minded technocrat who will need to make tough decisions if…

Indonesia Swears In President Who Ran On Promise Of Change (NPR)
Steve Inskeep talks to Financial Times’ correspondent Ben Bland about the man known as Jokowi, and the challenges he…

Indonesia’s Joko Widodo Sworn In as President (Wall Street Journal)
(VIDEO) New Indonesian President Joko Widodo may cut fuel subsides by $20 billion, which could push prices up 50%…

Widodo faces Indonesian youths demanding better education, job prospects (Channel News Asia)
New Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s government is facing a younger generation of citizens who are more demanding, …

Meet Indonesia’s New First Family (Jakarta Globe)
Jakarta Globe offers a brief profile of the nation’s new, seemingly down-to-earth First Family.