Is Jokowi the most powerful president of Indonesia’s post-Suharto era? In this episode we speak to Marcus Mietzner about the political intrigue that may give president Joko Widodo control of one of the last two opposition parties and thus 91% of seats in parliament. Dr Marcus Mietzner is Associate Professor at the Australian National University’s College of Asia and the Pacific. He is a prolific author on Indonesian politics and he is working on a long-term project on the power of the Indonesian presidency, and its limits.
Theme music thanks to Nova and Filastine.