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Indonesia election

Jokowi takes three steps forward and two steps back

An economic report card ahead of this month's presidential election

JAKARTA -- As Indonesia heads toward its presidential election on April 17, incumbent Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, will be partially judged on his economic track record since taking office in 2014.

Many observers credit Widodo for his sound handling of Southeast Asia's largest economy, but he has fallen short in some areas, notably his reform agenda, where he has taken some backward steps.

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