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Can Jokowi defy the pandemic to secure his legacy?

2024 election campaigning risks undermining Indonesian president's reform plans

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's next presidential election is still two and a half years away, but campaigning to succeed Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is already getting into swing.

The political battles among his allies could further stall Widodo's ambitious reform and infrastructure plans, which have had to take a back seat to his government's attempts to stem the spread of COVID-19 infections that have ripped through Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

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