Governor of Jakarta to bid for Indonesian presidency
March 15, 2014, 12:05 am TWN
JAKARTA--The political party of former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri has nominated the capital's governor as its presidential candidate.
Joko Widodo, known affectionately as "Jokowi," has topped polls as the most electable candidate to run in the presidential election on July 9. The 52-year-old was elected as the Jakarta governor in 2012.