Metalhead Wins Presidential Election in Indonesia

artist: misc date: 07/23/2014 category: entertainment
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Metalhead Wins Presidential Election in Indonesia
Jakarta governor and an avid metal fan Joko Widodo has officially been elected president of Indonesia after receiving 53.15% of the votes.

A metalhead since early teens, the president had publicly demonstrated his love of guitar-heavy vibe on multiple occasions, singling out Metallica, Megadeth and Napalm Death among personal favorites.

AsĀ BBC reports, Mr. Widodo triumphed over ex-general Prabowo Subianto, who received 46.85%. Subianto is claiming that a massive electoral fraud is at hand, vowing to challenge the result.

As for Joko, the new president is promising a decisive break with Indonesia's authoritarian past and better social welfare for the poor.

With Indonesia being the country with the world's largest Muslim population, showing tendencies towards cultural conservatism, Widodo's victory does come as a bit of a surprise.

Back to his metal reputation, Widodo once owned a signed bass from Metallica's Robert Trujillo, but had to give it up since the gift was regarded as bribe. Furthermore, the new president also insists that local bands deserve as much support as heavy music in general, singling out Burgerkill, Godless Symptoms and Jasad as top Indonesian groups.
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