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Joko Widodo sworn in as Indonesia’s new president

October 20, 2014, 10:07 UTC+3 JAKARTA
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Joko Widodo reads the oath

Joko Widodo reads the oath

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JAKARTA, October 20. /TASS/. Joko Widodo, 53, was on Monday sworn in as Indonesia’s new president.

The former governor of Jakarta, he has become the second directly elected president of Indonesia. Joko Widodo has an image of a popular politician, not related to political elites. He was born in a family of modest means in Central Java and nominated to the post by the Indonesian Democratic Party that won the parliamentary election in April.

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