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Jakarta governor seeks presidency

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JAKARTA The popular governor of Indonesia's capital has won a mandate from his party to run for president and has instantly become the front-runner to succeed Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. 

Jakarta governor Joko Widodo is greeted by residents during one of his frequent neighbourhood visits in the capital. (EPA Photo)

Joko Widodo, 52, has made infrastructure development and streamlining tax collection centrepieces of his governance, boosting his support in the business community.

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