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Elected as the archipelago’s first non-dynastic leader, Joko Widodo could be about to launch a political line of his own

Typically depicted as a man of humble origins, Joko Widodo is the first Indonesian president from outside the country’s dynastic élites, a meteoric rise from middle-class furniture salesman to mayor to leader of the world’s fourth biggest country. Now though, with two of Widodo’s heirs contesting local elections, Indonesia is wondering if the seemingly-unassuming second-term president, who is known by ...

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