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Political 'Outsider' Set to Take Helm in Indonesia

The first elected president of Indonesia who has no ties to the country's political or military elite, is set to be sworn in Monday. Joko Widodo, also known by his nickname Jokowi, is assuming the country’s highest office after winning a hotly contested election in July. The 53-year-old Widodo is seen by many as a reformer and a rare candidate without links to Indonesia's longtime authoritarian leader, Suharto, who was ousted in 1998 and died 10 years later. Highlighting the...

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