Indonesia’s main opposition party has nominated Joko Widodo, the wildly popular governor of Jakarta, to lead its presidential ticket.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Joko already has a formidable lead in the polls, trouncing the runners up by 30 to 40% margins.
In little more than a year as governor, Joko has garnered good standing as a political outsider, unsullied by corruption. If he can maintain his reputation as a reformer up until elections on July 9, analysts predict he could win the ballot by a landslide.
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