Devoted metal fan Joko Widodo has been announced as the new President of Indonesia.
The Indonesia election commission said Jokowi Widodo won the presidential election with 53.15% of the vote. His opponent, Prabowo Subianto, received 46.85% – as reported by the BBC.
As we previously reported, Joko is often at metal shows in Indonesia and even once owned a signed bass from Metallica's Rob Trujillo – although he had to give it up as the gift was regarded as a bribe.
But this is huge news for Indonesia – whose metal scene is growing rapidly. And any President who (by his own admission) is a fan of Metallica, Napalm Death and Led Zeppelin can only be a good thing.
Burgerkill share their thoughts on the Indonesian election here.
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