Jokowi Biography – Joko Widodo


Ir. H. Joko Widodo or known Jokowi born in Surakarta, June 21, 1961, or more familiarly called Jokowi, the Governor of DKI Jakarta is as of the date of October 15, 2012. He is the 17th governor who led the Indonesian capital.

Previously, Jokowi served as Mayor of Surakarta (Solo) during two periods, 2005-2010 and 2010-2015, but only 2 years of his second term, he was entrusted by the citizens of Jakarta to lead the State Capital. In his tenure in Solo, he was accompanied F.X. Hadi Rudyatmo as deputy mayor. He nominated the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle.

Biography Of Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo Name starts in the spotlight when the elected Mayor of Surakarta. Initially doubted the ability of the public employer’s furniture for leading and developing the town of Surakarta, however, some important changes were made to build Surakarta in the first year of his leadership dismissed these doubts.

Joko Widodo
Joko Widodo

Begins with branding, under the leadership Jokowi Surakarta or Solo is often referred to has the slogan ‘Solo: The Spirit of Java’ underlying spirit of the citizens of Solo to develop the city. This is not just branding, since 2006 the town of Surakarta has become member of the Organization of World Heritage Cities. With the membership, in the following year (2007) Solo into a World Music Festival (FMD) which was held at Fort Vastenburg. Organizing this event brings rescue mission because of the fort’s historic sites in danger of being evicted for business interests. Even in 2008, Solo became the host of the conference of the Organisation of World Heritage Cities this.

Relocation process thrift merchants are usually always tinged with rejection and protest can be done Jokowi well as direct and clear communication with the public braided. One form of communication is through local television channels in which the public can directly interact with the mayor. Green land issues are also a concern Jokowi, relocation thrift merchants are also carried out in the framework of the revitalization of green spaces in the city of Solo.

Another major step taken by Jokowi is establishing requirements for investors to pay attention to the public interest and do not hesitate to reject them if they can not follow the rules in Jokowi leadership. Surakarta name back into the conversation when students Vocational School (SMK) in Solo managed to assemble a car that is named Esemka. Jokowi very proud to support this outcome by taking the Esemka driving.

For this achievement Jokowi then run for Jakarta governor election in 2012 along with Tjahaja Basuki Purnama as his deputy. They’re both a couple of the most powerful gubernatorial candidate based on a quick calculation performed on election day (Wednesday, July 11, 2012), and became the most widely cagub highlighted in the 2012 Jakarta gubernatorial election. However, the nomination of Jokowi tinged with racial issues issued by Rhoma Irama in his lecture at the mosque Al’Isra Tanjung Duren, West Jakarta. On that occasion, Rhoma Irama urged residents to choose a faith leader, and he mentioned that Mother Jokowi is a non-Muslim. This statement loud protests from the public to examine the city Supervisory Committee Rhoma Irama on suspicion of spreading racial issues.

Currently being nominated for World Mayor Jokowi 2012 which is under voting. The final results will be announced in October.

For his achievement, by Tempo Magazine, Joko Widodo was elected as one of the “10 Leaders 2008”. Incidentally in the same magazine as well, Tjahaja Basuki Purnama, or familiar with the call Ahok also been selected in the “10 Leaders 2006” for his services to improve health and education services in East Belitung. Ahok then would be his best man at the Jakarta gubernatorial election in 2012.

On August 12, 2011, he was also awarded the Top Service Star for his achievements as head of the area devoted to the people. This is the main service of the highest award given to a private citizen.

Post-Election in 2012
After winning in the official vote count, Jokowi still exposed to the issue blocking attempts by Parliament Surakarta his resignation., But denied by Parliament. Interior Minister Gamawan Fauzi also said it would intervene if this problem occurs, because Jokowi appointment as Governor of DKI Jakarta is not considered to violate any rules if at the time of registering as a candidate for governor has expressed readiness to resign from the post earlier if elected, and actually resigned after his election. But thereafter, the House plan amendment to Act No. 34 of 2004, so After Jokowi, regional head candidates in other areas, must first resign from his position at the time of registering as a candidate.

Top reasons related administrative resignation as Mayor of Surakarta and tenure Fauzi Bowo who has not expired, the inauguration of Jokowi delayed from the scheduled beginning October 7, 2012 to October 15, 2012. The event was marred debate about the cost because of the expense statement Jokowi who wants a simple inauguration. Council inauguration cost then lowered to Rp 550 million, from USD 1.05 billion originally budgeted in the budget data changes. Inaugural event was also enlivened by vendors who provide free merchandise.

The day after the inauguration, Jokowi immediately scheduled a visit to the community.

Union protest over minimum wage
Subsequently, on October 24, 2012 ago, there was a rally at City Hall workers who performed a set of Confederation of All Indonesian Workers Union. Originally demanding increased minimum wage to Rp 2.79 million, which responded to an invitation by Basuki Purnama Tjahaja dialogue with labor representatives. Finally agreed to the use number Sufficiency Living survey last month, from the previous averaged data from February 2012 to October 2012, as well as various other points to 13 deal.

Jokowi then handed over to the proper calculation of UMP councils were initially led to recommendation number of Rp1, 9juta. But the trial is interrupted by labor actions that call back their representatives, so that the new figures represent the interests of employers. Finally agreed by all parties that the provincial minimum wage of Rp 2.2 million which was then set by the Wages Councils.

Jokowi conduct consultations, including with the Manpower and Transmigration Minister Muhaimin Iskandar, the Governor of Banten, and West Java Governor to determine the appropriate minimum wage for workers in Jakarta in order not to experience imbalances in the buffer zone, but it is still feasible to enjoy working.

The UMP by Jokowi still waiting for an agreement Employers and Labour, and the added reason “Waiting for a Good Day”. So until 18 November 2012, the applicable minimum wage was only Rp 1.5 million.

Jokowi Biography Info:
Full Name: Joko Widodo
Alias: Jokowi
Religion: Islam
Place of Birth: Surakarta, Central Java
Date of Birth: Wednesday, June 21, 1961
Zodiac: Gemini
Hobby: Reading | Traveling
Citizen: Indonesia

SMP Negeri 1 Surakarta
SMA Negeri 6 Surakarta
Faculty of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University

Mayor of Surakarta
Entrepreneur furniture and landscaping
Governor of Jakarta 2012

nominated for World Mayor 2012
10 People magazine’s 2008 Tempo


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