Asia Pacific Indonesia swears in Widodo as president amid stiff political resistance

Thousands of Indonesians poured into the streets of Jakarta on Monday to welcome the new president. Joko Widodo's populist agenda has made him a star among the middle-class and poor, while driving a wedge between him and Indonesia's traditional elite.

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Joko Widodo was sworn in today as Indonesia's seventh president amid exuberant crowds here, riding a wave of support from voters who backed his sweeping reformist agenda.