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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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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.
Head of Government: President Megawati Soekarnoputri
There was high hope when economic and political stability improved under President Megawati Soekarnoputri but the entire world was shocked by the terror attack leveling to the ground the WTC in New York in late 2001 and the Bali bombing in 2002.
Bush and President Megawati Soekarnoputri today reaffirmed a new era of cooperation between two of the world's largest democracies and reviewed the shared values and common challenges that join them in friendship.
That same understanding was signed at the start of the year by Indonesia's President Megawati Soekarnoputri and Howard - seven months before the October blasts.
President Megawati Soekarnoputri has accepted the Supreme Court ruling after earlier asking for a enquiry into the court ruling.
The two countries reached a counter trade agreement during a visit to Libya by President Megawati Soekarnoputri a few months ago to barter Libyan crude oil with farm and industrial commodities from Indonesia.
Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri made the pledge after meeting in Malaysia's capital, Kuala Lumpur, the last stop on the Indonesian leader's tour of South East Asian nations.
Megawati Soekarnoputri, appears to have made a promising start to her new government with the appointment of her first ministry yesterday.
JAKARTA - Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri will inaugurate the construction of 14 new oil and gas projects valued at US$1.