Contemplating a new President, a new era

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Dr. Dave McRae

Dr McRae is a Senior Research Fellow at the Asia Institute at the University of Melbourne and an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society at the Melbourne Law School.

President Joko Widodo is due to start his five-year term as leader of the world's fourth most populous nation on 20 October. "Jokowi", the son of a carpenter who became a furniture mogul before entering politics, is like no leader Indonesia has had before. Here the University of Melbourne's Dr Dave McRae talks to Amanda Vanstone on ABC Radio National's Counterpoint about his extraordinary journey and what Indonesia, Australia, and the world might expect of his Presidency.

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