Reuters/Darren Whiteside - Indonesian President-elect Joko "Jokowi" Widodo runs on the stage after delivering a speech in front of his supporters at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta July 5, 2014.

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Indonesia: Now the Real Work Begins

September 2014, Joseph Chinyong Liow and Lex Rieffel

While Joko Widodo’s victory in Indonesia’s presidential election marked a significant stride for democracy there, the former governor of Jakarta now faces several challenges both at home and abroad. Joseph Chinyong Liow and Lex Rieffel outline the range of issues that the president-elect known as "Jokowi" will have to tackle as he prepares to take office and discuss why this may pose a tougher test than the tightly-contested election itself.

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