Indonesian President Joko Widodo is keenly watching a tense showdown over the leadership of the country’s biggest political party, Golkar, as reformers seek to to push out coal tycoon Aburizal Bakrie as party head. “It looks like a battle royale,” said a well-placed foreign source. “The Bakrie forces are clinging to power in the face of a concerted push from within Golkar to dump him.” Bakrie infuriated members of his own party earlier this year by joining a coalition headed by former Army General Prabowo Subianto to contest the presidency after his own presidential hopes were dashed.

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