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Coalition Politics Will Hinder Indonesian Economic Reforms

MIN READNov 4, 2019 | 09:45 GMT

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo prays during his inauguration for his second term on Oct. 20, 2019, in Jakarta. His large governing coalition means he will likely have to compromise to enact his agenda.

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As Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo begins his second, and final, term in office, his focus has remained the same as in his first: spurring economic growth, development and investment. And, as in his first term, his pursuit of ambitious economic reform will be limited by the entrenched interests among his coalition partners and political allies that will force him to make compromises, making it more difficult to attract outside investment and spur growth....

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