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Jokowi set to keep focus on economy in second term

Experienced technocrats likely for portfolios in finance, economy

There was a rare sense of calm - something not felt for some time in Indonesia - leading up to the day Muslims mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan yesterday.

It was a welcome reprieve after a tumultuous period punctuated by a divisive presidential race in April and riots on the streets of Jakarta a fortnight ago following the release of the election results on May 21.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2019, with the headline 'Jokowi set to keep focus on economy in second term'. Subscribe