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Jokowi sworn in as new Indonesian president

He will face difficulty delivering promised reforms with the opposition controlling majority of parliament seats

Tens of thousands waved banners, belted out ballads at ear piercing volumes and strained past dozens of security officers for a chance to shake Jokowi's hand.


THE former governor of Jakarta, Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, took the oath of office on Monday, becoming the seventh president of Indonesia, capping a meteoric rise in less than a decade from life as a furniture business owner hundreds of kilometres from the leafy...

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