Indonesia Inaugurates New President06:11

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Joko Widodo, 53, completed a journey from a riverside shack to the presidential palace in Jakarta today. He was cheered through the streets of Jakarta by the tens of thousands of ordinary Indonesians in a reminder to the opposition-controlled parliament of the strong grassroots support that swept him to power.

The BBC's Indonesia editor Karishma Vaswani joins Here & Now with details.

Note: This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.


  • Karishma Vaswani, Indonesia editor for the BBC. She tweets @karishma7.

This segment aired on October 20, 2014.

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