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Widodo's first three years marked by stumbling progress

Infrastructure investment and regional development have much further to go

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, wearing a helmet, attends the opening ceremony of a newly constructed highway in Medan, Sumatra, on Oct.13. (Courtesy of Presidential Secretariat of Indonesia)

JAKARTA Indonesian President Joko Widodo marked three years in office on Oct. 20. He swept into power on strong support from the poor and on pledges of spurring economic development through boosted infrastructure spending.

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