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Democracy -- Indonesia

View Resource Indonesia's Struggle for Democracy

This week's In the News examines struggle for democracy in Indonesia. The nine resources discussed provide background information, the latest news, political analysis, and primary documents. Last week in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta, peaceful pro-democracy demonstrations turned violent when security forces shot plastic bullets, tear-gas, and water cannons at thousands of student protesters....
View Resource Indonesian Crisis Deepens

On June 1, 2001, Indonesia's President Wahid announced that he dismissed four members of his Cabinet and the police chief, depicting the move as a peace overture to his main political rival, vice-president Megawati Sukarnoputri. Sukarnoputri's party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), is at the forefront of the effort to impeach President Wahid and remove him office. The PDIP won...
View Resource International Foundation for Election Systems

Since 1987, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) has provided technical assistance in all areas of election administration and election management. IFES is a non-profit non-governmental organization which has also been a part of the electoral process in over 100 countries over the past fifteen years. On the site, visitors can learn about the foundation's ongoing research...