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Megawati Sukarnoputri

(mĕg'əwä`tē so͝okär'nōpo͞o`trē), 1947–, Indonesian political leader, president of Indonesia (2001–4). The daughter of former president SukarnoSukarno
, 1901–70, Indonesian statesman, first president of Indonesia. A leader of the radical nationalist movement founded in 1927, he was jailed and exiled by the Dutch at various times in the 1930s.
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, she is seen by many as her father's political heir. Megawati entered politics in 1987 as a candidate of the Indonesian Democratic party (PDI) and served in parliament for 10 years. She was elected head of the PDI for a five-year term in 1993 but was removed in 1996, at which time she formed the Indonesia Democratic party of Struggle (PDI-P). Her party won a plurality in the 1999 parliamentary elections, and she ran unsuccessfully for president the same year; she was later chosen as vice president under Abdurrahman WahidWahid, Abdurrahman,
1940–2009, Indonesian religious and political leader popularly called Gus Dur, president of Indonesia (1999–2001). A Muslim scholar and political moderate who supported separation of religion and state and rights for women and minorities, Wahid
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. Wahid encountered numerous problems as president of a resurgent democracy, and in mid-2000 he turned the administration of everyday operations over to her. When the parliament voted the following year to remove Wahid from office, she was chosen as president. She subsequently (2004) failed to win election to the office at the polls, losing to former general Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoYudhoyono, Susilo Bambang
, 1949–, Indonesian army officer and political leader, popularly known as SBY, president of Indonesia (2004–), b. Pacitan, Java. A military officer who was trained both in Indonesia and the United States, in the 1990s he came to support a
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; she lost to him again in 2009. In 2014 she chose not to run; the PDI-P instead fielded Joko Widodo, a popular anticorruption governor.
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The WCF 2016 opening marked with the gong striking by Megawati Soekarnoputri, witnessed by Muhadjir Effendy, Islam Guidance of Iran Ali Jannati, the Minister of Home Affairs and Rural Development of Tuvalu Namoliki Sualiki Neemia, the Director General of Culture of Ministry of Culture Hilmar Farid, and UNESCO Director for Jakarta, Shahbaz Khan.
It is interesting to note that Amien Rais received much more attention in the international press than the other opposition leaders Abdurrachman Wahid and Megawati Soekarnoputri (now president and vice president, respectively), probably because he made himself much more accessible to the foreign press than his colleagues, and because of his excellent English language skills.
The only candidate with enough support to challenge Soeharto for leadership is Megawati Soekarnoputri, but she was forced out of her own party by a pro-government replacement.
8 ceremony to mark the historic delivery was officiated by the President of Indonesia, Megawati Soekarnoputri, and the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
The event was attended by the leaders of Asian and African countries, former Indonesian president Megawati Soekarnoputri, the family of Ali Sastroamidjojo, working cabinet ministers, West Java Governor Ahmad Heryawan, and Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil.
The list showed no names from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), headed by former President Megawati Soekarnoputri.
President Megawati Soekarnoputri will soon sign a presidential instruction (Inpres) to empower the country's shipping industry, the Indonesian National Ship Qwners Association (INSA) said.
TABLE 2 Presidential Choices: Various Polls, 2002-03 IFES June-July 2003: Percentage Megawati Soekarnoputri 13.
This month's bombing aside, investors have flocked there because President Megawati Soekarnoputri managed to oversee a period of calm of which few thought she was capable.
The oil price shot up when the government of President Megawati Soekarnoputri badly needs fuel price stability to prevent its from being used by her political rivals against her in the campaign for the presidency.
All these possible explanations suggest a willingness to use violence to destabilize President Megawati Soekarnoputri.
Rather than representing programmes or coalitions of interests, the parties were derided as relying solely on the personal charisma of a leading individual, such as Megawati Soekarnoputri, for the election's top finisher, the Partai Demokrasi Indonesia--Perjuangan (PDI-P).