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Politics

Rupiah thrust to center stage of Indonesian presidential race

Opposition attacks Widodo's latest attempts to defend currency and economy

Indonesian rupiah banknotes are seen at a money changer in Jakarta.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- The Indonesian government has been forced to retract a new policy adopted to shore up the rupiah that has come under fire from a number of detractors.

The retraction comes as the economy, rather than religious sectarianism, is beginning to take center stage ahead of next year's presidential election.

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