Being the president of the largest Muslim country in the world is no easy task, but for the second time, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has lived up to the challenge. He gained majority of the votes in the last general election, proving that he is still well-respected and loved amongst Indonesians. He is a man full of charisma, in fact he is so charismatic that even when only wearing T shirts he still has the reassuring calmness and charm of a leader figure said most people.
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, born in September 9. 1949 came from a lower-middle class family in a village in East Java. In 1970 he joined the Army and came out to be the best graduate of the year. He spent the next decades furthering his military education and working across the world to assist various military missions.
Being someone from a military background, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is known as a man full of integrity and someone who is tough enough to make difficult decisions in times of crisis.
Indonesia’s economy has since grown significantly under his watch, and the political environment in the country which has seen many ups and downs is now relatively stable. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is slowly but surely giving Indonesians a lot to be optimistic about. He has been most successful in disentangling the country from many threats such as terrorism, corruption and nepotism.