Joko Widodo faces a hostile legislature, an overbearing party boss in Megawati Soekarnoputri, and high expectations from civil society. His selections for his first cabinet reflect these challenges. Professor Tim Lindsey explains.
The unanimous and unequivocal decision of Indonesia’s Constitutional Court last week has finally brought Indonesia’s presidential election process to a close. The victory of Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo and, his deputy, former vice president, Jusuf Kalla, is now widely accepted as legitimate, says Director of the Asian Law Centre at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor Tim Lindsey.
Infuriated Prabowo Subianto has formally challenged the election result, but the odds of his claim succeeding are stacked high against him. Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt explain why. Image: Getty