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Indonesia's Widodo unveils populist 2019 budget ahead of election

Dole-out measures favored over infrastructure spendings

Indonesian President Joko Widodo deliver a speech at the parliament in Jakarta on Aug. 16.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo's draft state budget for 2019 promises a raft of dole-outs as he prepares to do battle for a second term in next year's presidential election.

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