The Ups and Downs of Jokowi and NasDem
Monday, 30 January 2023
The government coalition becomes unsteady after NasDem nominated Anies Baswedan. Jokowi needs to keep his roles as a politician and head of state separate.
IT is becoming increasingly clear that political coalitions in Indonesia are only held together by political interests. The coalition that has propped up the Joko Widodo administration for two terms is no exception. It is these ties that have made the group of parties loose and vulnerable, especially in the run up to the end of the president’s last term.
Jokowi ran for the presidency in 2014 initially backed by the Indonesian Democratic Pa...
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