Less than a year reign, President Jokowi already reaped a lot of criticism. The criticism comes from various circles. Group that is anti Jokowi from the last election give issue that many Jokowi voters who regretted his choice. Indeed, between supporters and voters Jokowi is critical voters. They do not choose based on certain sentiment, but choose based on rational considerations. But there is no doubt that the popularity of President Jokowi decreased end this time.
President Jokowi served as President of Indonesia after defeating his rival, Lt. Gen. Prabowo Subianto in a dramatic election on last September. President Jokowi grabbed 54 percent votes of all voters, while Lt. Gen. Prabowo got 46 percent voters.
President Jokowi popularity's decline on people's sight happened first time since he decided to raise the price of fossil fuel couple months ago. Rising fossil fuel prices amid declining world oil prices in fact has been heavily criticized by many people. Including Jokowi critical voters. But President Jokowi keep raising the price of fossil fuel with the risk of price increases on domestic goods.
Finally, the price of fossil fuel derived several times, but the prices in the country were already high and difficult to fall back. Decline in Jokowi popularity then happened again after he decided to lift the Police Commissioner General Budi Gunawan as Chief of Police. Many parties suggested that Budi Gunawan appointed by order of Megawati Sukarnoputri, Chairman of the PDIP, which was party that carries Jokowi on the last election.
The issue is still hanging on the air. Budi Gunawan considered problematic due to his ownership of fat accounts which were have unclear origin. Because of these problem, the police chief function was taken over by the Vice Chief Commissioner General Badroidin Haiti.
This time President Jokowi's popularity has decreased again since signed Presidential Decree No. 39 of 2015. The Presidential Decree raising allowance to buy cars for officials state due to inflation reasons. On the other hand, the price of gas for the purposes of the poor will be raised. That's the thing that made a critical voter Jokowi discouraged.
Will these society disappointments affect the running of the Jokowi government? It seems to me it won't. In the period President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono government, things like these or even worse were happening. He implemented policies that are not in favor of the people. Is the community willing to overthrow his government amid ?. Absolutely not. In fact he even re-elected as president for a second term. Indonesian people are very heartened and Indonesian democracy seems to be growing.
(photograph taken from http://www.rmol.co/read/2015/02/17/192073/Kini-Momentum-Jokowi-Tunjukkan-Konsistensi-dengan-Melantik-Budi-Gunawan-)