Marie DhumieresJanuary 31, 2014 00:47
JAKARTA — It’s that time of the year again in Jakarta. The rainy season and its dramatic flooding have hit the capital, leaving thousands of residents displaced, entire areas of the capital inundated and main roads turned into rivers. The “annual disaster” as local media call it, bears a particular political significance this year. With elections just a few months away, all eyes are on popular governor of Jakarta and front-runner to be Indonesia’s next president, Joko Widodo.