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Indonesians may like Jokowi, but maybe not PDI-P

Many do not associate him with the party he leads

IF investors are showing signs that they are losing confidence in the prospect of Indonesians electing a reformist government under popular governor Joko Widodo, it's not clear if the voters have.

A day after voters handed a narrower-than-expected victory to the opposition Indonesia Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), voters were drawing a line between Mr Widodo, known as Jokowi, and the party he will likely represent in the presidential election on July 9.

"I'll vote for Joko Widodo for the presidential election, but this is different," said Wawan Setiawan, 39, who sells motorcycle parts in central Jakarta. "This was the uninteresting election."

Uninteresting, Mr Setiwan says, because he does...

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