He and his vice president-elect, Jusuf Kalla, arrived by speed boat. “With humility, we ask the people…to go back to a united Indonesia,” he added. In an interview with Reuters before the result was announced, Jokowi promised to simplify life for investors by beefing up the country’s threadbare infrastructure, unravel near impenetrable regulations and sack ministers if they were not up to the job. The United States, which sees Indonesia as an increasingly important partner in Asia in the face of growing Chinese power and assertiveness, was quick to offer congratulations. U.S.
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