THE WIDODO GOVERNMENT IN 2020: THE TADPOLE FLAILS by Max Lane

“As Covid year 2020 ends, so too does the first year of the second and final term of the presidency of Joko Widodo. One year in, all the sheen of being the “hope” for Indonesia has vanished. No longer viral are the iconic silhouettes of Jokowi’s head, copying the famed style of the silhouette of former United States president Barack Obama. They have disappeared. The most (in)famous depiction of the Jokowi head now is that which appeared on Indonesia’s pre-eminent news magazine, Tempo: depicting Jokowi as a Pinocchio whose nose has grown with every lie and broken promise. Such biting satirical depictions now come from sectors that once supported him.”

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