Complex political calculus behind Widodo 2.0

When media tycoon Surya Paloh broke away from Indonesia’s fading Golkar Party in 2011 he wasted little time in founding the National Democrat Party (Nasdem) to keep a pawn in the game. Joined by other disaffected Golkar members who felt president Suharto’s old military-backed political machine had failed to change with the democratic times, Paloh’s […]