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After 3 years, Widodo achieves some success, but infrastructure stalled

Indonesia president narrows income gap, stays popular, but misses GDP goal

Indonesian President Joko Widodo poses for a photo at a newly constructed highway in Medan, Sumatra, in October. (Courtesy of Presidential Secretariat of Indonesia)

JAKARTA -- As Indonesian President Joko Widodo marks the end of his third year in office on Friday, attention is focused on whether he has made good on his promises of strong economic growth, backed by large infrastructure projects that would also improve the lives of the 250 million people scattered across the vast archipelago.

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