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Jokowi breaks tradition in picking new military chief

Past practice rotated the position between branches of the armed forces

Mr Joko (centre) has chosen army chief of staff Gen Nurmantyo (far left) to lead the military, after current military chief Gen Moeldoko (far right), also from the army, retires on Aug 1.


INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo has picked the army chief of staff to lead the military, a presidential palace spokesman said on Wednesday, breaking with a reform-era tradition of rotating the position between the branches of the armed forces.

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