Power Consolidation of Jokowi's Administration: The Role of the Social Media and Political Issues in Indonesian Democracy


  • Ahmad Sahide Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Jl. Brawijaya, Geblagan, Tamantirto, Kec. Kasihan, Bantul, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55183, Indonesia




Indonesia, Joko Widodo, Prabowo Subianto, power consolidation, Second Cont, political power, social media, and popularity


Joko Widodo (Jokowi) is the first Indonesian Democratic President elected by the peripheral people and not the elite. Jokowi is the only Indonesian President that is not the leader of any political party. Therefore, the President was faced with the issues of power consolidation in the initial administrative years. Some professional elites failed the President because they assumed a possible overthrown. During the presidential election in 2019 with Prabowo Subianto, Jokowi took K. H. Ma'ruf Amien as a vice presidential candidate and was attacked by China and the Indonesian Communist Party (ICP/PKI). However, Jokowi was re-elected for the second period (2019-2024) due to his close relationship with Indonesians, which is different from other presidents.


Received: 23 August 2021 / Accepted: 24 November 2021 / Published: 3 January 2022


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Sahide, A. . (2022). Power Consolidation of Jokowi’s Administration: The Role of the Social Media and Political Issues in Indonesian Democracy. Academic Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 11(1), 159. https://doi.org/10.36941/ajis-2022-0014



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