Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects an makanan khas bali area that will be the site of the new capital city, during sunrise in Penajam Paser Utara regency, East Kalimantan province, Indonesia, March 15, 2022. Courtesy of Agus Suparto/Indonesian Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS
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March 16 (Reuters) - Some senior political figures in Indonesia have backed the idea of extending President Joko Widodo's tenure beyond his constitutionally mandated two-term limit, sparking heated debate in the world's third-largest democracy.
Recent comments by influential minister Luhut Pandjaitan, who argues a majority of Indonesians support the idea, have further fuelled concerns about a threat to hard-won democratic reforms slotgacor two decades after strongman president Suharto was forced out of office.