High hopes for Indonesia’s new president

World Today

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is Indonesia’s new president, representing Southeast Asia’s biggest country’s new hope for a clean government.

Widodo rose from a life in the slums to become a furniture maker and the governor of Indonesia’s capital. He is now Indonesia’s seventh president. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets to celebrate what is a true underdog story.

The new president comes into office with a pledge to give the world’s third biggest democracy a new form of politics.

CCTV America’s Andy Saputra reports.

High hopes for Indonesia's new president

High hopes for Indonesia's new president

Joko Widodo, also known as Jokowi, is Indonesia's new president, representing Southeast Asia's biggest country's new hope for a clean government. CCTV America's Andy Saputra reports.