20 October 2014
15 October 2012 – 16 October 2014
|Succeeded by||Basuki Tjahaja Purnama|
|15th Mayor of |
28 July 2005 – 1 October 2012
|Preceded by||Slamet Suryanto|
|Succeeded by||F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo|
|Children||Gibran Rakabuming Raka|
Joko Widodo (born Mulyono;
He first gained national attention in 2009, as his work as the Mayor of Surakarta became recognized by the national media. A member of the
Seen as a rising star in Indonesian politics, PDI-P nominated him as their presidential candidate in the
As president, Jokowi has primarily focused on infrastructure, introducing or restarting long-delayed programs to build highways, high-speed rail, airports and other facilities to improve connectivity in the Indonesian archipelago. After a lengthy public debate and pushback, Jokowi signed into law the Indonesian tax amnesty bill, giving wealthy Indonesians a chance to declare their unreported assets before the government would strengthen rules and oversight around imports and exports. It became the most successful program of its kind in history, with over Rp. 4,865 trillion (approximately $366 billion USD) of previously unreported assets declared to the tax office.
On foreign policy, his administration has placed an emphasis on "protecting Indonesia’s sovereignty", with the sinking of illegal foreign fishing vessels and the prescription of
Joko Widodo is of
After primary school, he continued his studies in State Junior High School 1 Surakarta. He had wanted to continue his education in State Senior High School 1 Surakarta but failed the entrance exam and went to State Senior High School 6 Surakarta instead.