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Widodo defies controversies to form 'solid team'

JAKARTA -- There is a sense of urgency in Indonesian President Joko Widodo's appointment of new members to his Cabinet -- notably in the selection of the high-profile managing director of the World Bank, Sri Mulyani Indrawati.

Indonesia's economic growth has been slower than expected, infrastructure development -- intended to leverage the economy -- has been sluggish, while tax revenue is falling short of ambitious targets.

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