How Joko Widodo came to be known as Jokowi

October 21, 2014 5:14 AM

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JAKARTA (THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - During a visit to The Jakarta Post two weeks after winning the July presidential election, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo was asked by the Jakarta Post’s chief copy editor how he would want the press and everyone else in fact, to address him after he took his oath of office on Oct. 20.

For example, how should another head of state address him when they meet? she asked.

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