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Jokowi Ally Says Possible to Change Rules, Extend Time in Power

  • Supporters say it’s necessary for Indonesia economic recovery
  • Critics say the move recalls Suharto-era style of ruling
Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

A key ally of President Joko Widodo said it is possible to change the constitution to extend his time in office beyond two terms, breathing new life into speculation that there has been support among the political elite for the move. 

Jokowi, as the president is popularly known, is serving his final five-year term and the government has only recently set a date for general elections in February 2024 after many months of delay.