You may recall we’ve run stories about Jakarta’s governor Joko Widodo before.
He’s the dude who was investigated for having an autographed Metallica bass guitar a ways back.
Now, the self-proclaimed heavy metal fan and man of the people is waging a run for the country’s top office, the New York Times reports.
A fan of Metallica, Led Zeppelin, and Napalm Death, Widodo has not officially announced his candidacy for president.
But insiders think he’s a likely contestant for next year’s election.
The two dudes who will likely oppose him are political mainstays in Indonesia.
There’s Prabowo Subianto, the former head of Indonesia’s special forces who was accused of rights abuses in East Timor, and Aburizal Bakrie, a controversial business figure, reports claim.
A recent poll shows Widodo leading with 32.5 percent of those surveyed backing him.
I wish my governor listened to Napalm Death. He only rocks Bruce Springsteen.