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Jokowi's political outsider sheen losing its lustre for Indonesians

President's recent political appointments have cast doubt on his reputation and his promises of a squeaky-clean government
Monday, January 19, 2015 - 05:50
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The nomination of General Budi Gunawan in particular, which has dominated national news coverage, has given Mr Joko (above) his first public relations black eye

Jakarta

WHEN the political outsider Joko Widodo was sworn in as president of Indonesia, promising "people-centric politics" and a common touch, supporters hoped for miracles while opponents confidently predicted he would be destroyed politically within a year. Nearly three months later,

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