After First Year, Aceh Governor Struggles to Sustain Peace, Fight Poverty

After First Year, Aceh Governor Struggles to Sustain Peace, Fight Poverty

DENPASAR, Indonesia ---When he took office one year ago, Irwandi Yusuf knew his job was going to be tough. And a little more than one year later, over a coffee in his office in Banda Aceh, he acknowledged that it is not getting any easier.

"I know the job better now, but my support base is getting more and more disobedient," he said.

Irwandi is the first directly elected governor of Aceh, the once war-torn province of Indonesia and the area worst hit by the December 2004 tsunami.

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