Indonesian presidential candidate Joko Widodo
is a card-carrying member of the heavy metal fraternity, Bloomberg
As the website notes, the 52 year old is not your average political candidate in terms of his dress sense and his music taste:"Widodo has distanced himself from traditional politicians in other ways, from the way he dresses when meeting the public - a plain white shirt and slacks as opposed the khaki-colored uniform of bureaucrats - to the way he gets to work, and the music he listens to. He lists heavy metal bands Metallica, Megadeth, Lamb of God and Napalm Death among his favorites. 'Rock music gives me motivation, gives me spirit about the environment, about the corruption, about justice,' he says. 'The beat of the drum - boom, boom - gives me spirit.'"
Widodo, who is currently governor of Jakarta, has been praised for his empathy and everyman status. The Indonesian presidential election takes place on July 9th.