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Honeymoon over for Indonesian leader as U-turns erode authority

April 21, 2015 10:03 PM
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Honeymoon over for Indonesian leader as U-turns erode authority

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - When Indonesian President Joko Widodo wanted to push this year's budget through the opposition-dominated parliament, he left it to his advisers to hash out a deal with lawmakers.

Among the sweeteners his aides offered parliament members was to roughly double their allowance for down payments on new cars to $15,000.

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