Prejudice at the Polling Booth
When 121 million Indonesians went to the polls to vote in the country's first direct presidential elections in 2004, Wahyu Adi Nugroho was not among them. It was not apathy that kept him away. It was 15 kilograms of steel and rubber. Nugroho, 35, is from Pundong in Bantul, Yogyakarta. He used to use a wheelchair, and he could not vote because his local…
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JOKO Widodo is not a great orator. He comes from a modest background, from an ordinary family, which is why he always comes across as a regular person, like one of 'us'. This has become his main strength in his road to the Indonesian presidency.