Indonesia tycoon remains opposition party chief, compromise hope fades

December 3, 2014 12:20 PM

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NUSA DUA/JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's second biggest party on Wednesday re-elected tycoon Aburizal Bakrie as its chief for the next five years, dimming hopes that the opposition party would join President Joko Widodo's minority coalition.

Widodo won a presidential election in July and took over in October, raising hope for reform and cleaner government but there is growing concern that deadlock in parliament could threaten his reform program.

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