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A political power struggle casts a shadow over Indonesia's economy

Investors may flee if stability and democracy appear at risk

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Indonesian President Joko Widodo, center, and Prabowo Subianto, head of the opposition Gerindra Party, right, ride horses at Subianto's residence near Bogor on Oct. 31.   © Reuters

JAKARTA Growing friction between powerful political rivals threatens to undermine the political and economic stability Indonesia has been building up under President Joko Widodo.

The local media has been giving wide coverage to growing tension between Widodo and former President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who have long conspicuously avoided each other.

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