President-elect Jokowi holds open house in hometown

President-elect Jokowi holds open house in hometown

President-elect Joko Widodo (middle) with his wife Mm. Iriana (right) greets residents of Solo during open house at Graha Saba, Sources, Solo, Central Java (30/7). Jokowi held an open house to stay in touch with Solo and the surrounding community. (ANTARA/Aloysius Jarot Nugroho)

I notice that Solo`s residents and the neighboring cities have been supporting me both materially and immaterially ..."
Solo, Central Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesias President-elect Joko Widodo, better known as Jokowi, holds an open house reception to celebrate Idul Fitri for the public in his hometown Solo, Central Java, on Wednesday.

Jokowi and his wife, Iriana Joko Widodo, said that he was very grateful to Solos people who had supported him during the presidential elections.

"I notice that Solos residents and the neighboring cities have been supporting me both materially and immaterially, which has proven that they all still love me, even though I am no longer their mayor," Jokowi said.

According to the election result, Jokowi and his running mate Jusuf Kalla garnered 84.36 percent of votes in Solo, the highest among other regions.

"This is an incredible support, which shows that Solo residents still love me and FX Hadi Rudyatmo as the mayor of Solo," said Jokowi.

When Jokowi was serving as the Mayor of Solo city, FX Hadi Rudyatmo was the vice mayor.

"I used to face many criticisms when I became the governor of Jakarta Capital Region, but after I ran for presidential candidacy, it turned out that Solo has provided a major support," Jokowi emphasized.

Solo residents are enthusiastic to meet Jokowi on the open house reception, which is predicted to be attended by more than 5,000 people, including partys officials and the public.

Presidential candidate Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Jusuf Kalla "JK" had won Indonesias 2014 presidential election, as announced by the General Election Commission on July 22, 2014.

The elected president and vice president had won 70,997,833 votes, or 53.15 percent, of the 133,574,277 votes cast.

Jokowi and Jusuf Kalla will be inaugurated on October 20, 2014, before serving a five-year term.
(Uu.A060/INE/KR-BSR/A014)

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