New Indonesian leader hits out over democratic roll-back

September 26, 2014 7:19 AM

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The outgoi­ng legisl­ature voted early Friday to scrap the local polls, a heavy blow for Widodo­

JAKARTA: Indonesian president-elect Joko Widodo accused his opponents Friday of rolling back democracy after parliament voted to scrap direct elections of local officials, a move likely to hinder his ambitious reform agenda.

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