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Widodo takes oath as Indonesia's new president

  • Joko Widodo has been sworn is as the president of Indonesia, according to media reports.

    The 53-year-old, who won the July presidential poll, took the oath of office in Jakarta at a ceremony attended by world leaders, including Tony Abbott, the prime minister of Australia and US secretary of state John Kerry.

    Widodo, the son of a wood-seller and former governor of Jakarta, described the occasion as a “historic moment” for the country and urged Indonesians to remain united and “move together.”

     

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