Indonesian president highlights nationalism, religiosity amid VP pick concerns


JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s president, Joko Widodo, brandished his nationalist and religious credentials on Friday amid reports he had come under pressure from Islamic party allies to accept a conservative cleric as running mate in next year’s election.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo waves to supporters after registering himself and his running mate Islamic cleric Ma’ruf Amin for the 2019 presidential election at the General Election Commission in Jakarta, Indonesia August 10, 2018. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

In a last-minute decision, Widodo announced on Thursday Ma’ruf Amin,…



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