Joko Widodo

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July 5, 2022

Ir. H. Joko Widodo (Indonesian pronunciation: [dʒɔkɔ widɔdɔ]; born June 21, 1961), or more familiarly called Jokowi, is the President of Indonesia who has been in office since October 20, 2014. Elected in the 2014 Presidential Election, Jokowi became the first President of Indonesia in history. who do not come from an elite Indonesian political or military background. He was elected with Vice President Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and re-elected with Vice President Ma'ruf Amin in the 2019 Presidential Election. Previously, Jokowi served as Governor of DKI Jakarta from October 15, 2012 to October 16, 2014 accompanied by Basuki Tjahaja Purnama as deputy governor. Previously, he was the Mayor of Surakarta (Solo), from 28 July 2005 to 1 October 2012 accompanied by F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo as deputy mayor. Two years into his second term as Mayor of Solo, Jokowi was appointed by his party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), to contest the election for the Governor of DKI Jakarta in pairs with Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok). he was evicted three times when he was a child, but he was able to complete his education at the Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University. After graduating, he pursued his profession as a furniture entrepreneur. His political career began by becoming the Mayor of Surakarta in 2005. His name became known after being considered successful in changing the face of Surakarta City into a famous tourism city, cultural city, and batik city. On 20 September 2012, Jokowi won the 2012 Jakarta Pilkada. His victory is considered to reflect popular support for a "young" and "clean" leader, even though he is more than fifty years old. Since being elected governor, his popularity has continued to soar and be in the spotlight. media. As a result, there has been a discourse to make him a presidential candidate for the 2014 Indonesian presidential election. In addition, survey results show that Jokowi's name is always ahead. Initially, the PDI-P Chair, Megawati Soekarnoputri, stated that she would not announce the PDI-P presidential candidate until after the 9 April 2014 legislative elections. On 14 March 2014, Jokowi received Megawati's mandate to run as a presidential candidate, three weeks later. before the legislative general election and two days before the campaign.

Childhood and family

Joko Widodo was born to Widjiatno Notomihardjo and Sudjiatmi. He is the eldest child and the only son of four siblings. He has three younger sisters named Iit Sriyantini, Ida Yati, and Titik Relawati. She actually had a younger brother named Joko Lukito, but died during childbirth. Before changing his name, Joko Widodo had the nickname Mulyono. His father is from Karanganyar, while his grandparents are from a village in Boyolali. His education began with entering SD Negeri 112 Tirtoyoso which is known as a school for the lower middle class. With the difficulties of life, he was forced to trade, ride an umbrella, and become a porter to pay for his school needs and his daily allowance. When other children go to school by bicycle, he chooses to keep walking. Inheriting his carpentry skills from his father, he started working as a sawmill at the age of 12. Little Jokowi has experienced the eviction of houses three times. The evictions he experienced three times as a child affected his way of thinking and his leadership later after becoming the Mayor of Surakarta when he had to control the settlements of residents. After graduating from elementary school, he then continued his education at SMP Negeri 1 Surakarta. When he graduated from junior high school, he had wanted to enter SMA Negeri 1 Surakarta, but failed so that in the end he entered SMA Negeri 6 Surakarta. Jokowi married Iriana in Surakarta on December 24, 1986, and has 3