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Indonesia's Jokowi turns politics into a family business

One-time furniture maker who fought his way to the top was meant to be different

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Gibran Rakabuming Raka, the eldest son of President Joko Widodo, pictured in Solo on July 17: Gibran is an overwhelming favorite to become mayor of Solo, his father's former position.   © Reuters

Ben Bland is the director of the Southeast Asia program at the Lowy Institute and the author of "Man of Contradictions: Joko Widodo and the Struggle to Remake Indonesia"

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