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One year in, Widodo flailing on revitalization

Indonesian citizens take part in a rally to demand the elimination of poverty in the country in front of the presidential palace in Jakarta on Oct. 20, which marked the first anniversary of the inauguration of President Joko Widodo.

JAKARTA -- One year after taking office, Indonesian President Joko Widodo is making desperate efforts to re-energize the country's floundering economy.

     Widodo's performance during the first year of his presidency has been rather disappointing, and disillusioned Indonesian voters are becoming more vocal in expressing their discontent.

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