The Monitor's View High hopes for honesty in Indonesia

The Indonesian presidential election brings a fresh leader with a record of clean governance, something this young Asian democracy has been struggling for.


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Few people can find Indonesia on a map. But after Tuesday’s final tally of a July 9 presidential election, the country’s voters have finally put Indonesia on the map. They elected a man, Joko Widodo, who has gone from lowly furniture maker to next leader of the world’s fourth most populous country – all in less than 10 years.