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Jokowi gains political traction after tumultuous first year

While challenges remain, his approval ratings are up amid improved market sentiment
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 05:50
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Jokowi (above) seems to have smoothed out ties with his own Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, led by former president Megawati Soekarnoputri.

Jakarta

SHOPPERS clamber atop slippery fish stalls in a town in rural Indonesia to catch a glimpse of President Joko Widodo and jostle to kiss his hand, a sign that the star power that swept him to office a year-and-half ago is intact.

Until recently, the same couldn't be said for

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