He has been compared to Barack Obama. Lean, suave and confident, the new governor of Jakarta Joko Widodo (nicknamed Jokowi) has proved not only "yes we can", but "yes he will".
Sending shockwaves across Indonesia, Jokowi recently raised the minimum wage by 44 percent. Such a move would be controversial anywhere, but Jakarta is the most populous city in south East Asia. It is not just a testing ground for Indonesia, but for the whole region.