THE HON TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
ACTING LEADER OF THE OPPOSITION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
JOKO WIDODO ELECTED PRESIDENT OF INDONESIA
WEDNESDAY, 23 JULY 2014
The Labor Opposition congratulates Joko Widodo on his election as the next President of Indonesia.
We look forward to working closely with him to further strengthen and deepen the relationship between our two nations.
Indonesia is a neighbour of paramount importance, and a great partner of Australia.
The Indonesian elections were an inspiring exercise in democracy, with around 190 million voters casting ballots at nearly half a million polling stations, spread across 33 provinces.
Labor pays tribute to current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono who has been a very good friend to Australia and who has played a superbly calm and steadying role throughout the election process.
We are confident that Australia and the President-elect can continue and grow this warm relationship.