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Politics

Coalition doesn't mean consensus

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo's ambitious reform initiatives are straying off course as his increasingly complex political base makes decision-making extremely difficult.

     The ruling coalition, led by the president's Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), started out as a small alliance but has managed to win over factions of large opposition parties. Expanding its political foundation, however, has also left the PDI-P more susceptible to vested interests.

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