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Widodo slammed for infrastructure policy in second TV debate

Newly built railways and airports 'not being used,' opposition challenger says

Improving infrastructure has been the signature policy of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, pictured here at a construction site of the Jakarta Mass Rapid Transit network in 2015. (Photo by Keiichiro Asahara)

JAKARTA -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo defended his signature infrastructure spending on Feb. 17 in the second televised debate ahead of presidential elections in April, as opposition candidate Prabowo Subianto accused it of not bringing material benefits to the country.

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