Jokowi and Duterte: Do Local Politics Apply?

by Ehito Kimura and Erik Martinez Kuhonta

East-West Wire

Publisher: Honolulu, HI: East-West Center
Publication Date: 12 February 2018
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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So far, performance of the two populist leaders in Indonesia and the Philippines suggests that local experience does not necessarily equal national success. Jokowi introduced national healthcare and infrastructure development but compromised his reformist ideals. Duterte conducted a killing spree that has not brought law and order.