Tim Lindsey on Jokowi’s election and hopes for reform

Tim Lindsey Beverley O'Connor



The election of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in July was widely viewed as a step towards further democratic reform and change in Indonesia. There are already signs, however, that the president will face considerable challenges from entrenched interests in the legislature.


Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC’s Beverley O’Connor about the significance of last year’s elections and the obstacles Jokowi is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.


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Tim Lindsey is Malcolm Smith Professor of Asian Law and Director of the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the University of Melbourne.