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Ex-General Leads Indonesia Poll 5 Days Before Presidential Vote

A former general, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, holds a commanding lead five days before the first round of Indonesia’s presidential election on July 5, according to results of a voter survey released Thursday. Although the level of support for General Yudhoyono in the survey, 43.5 percent, is slightly lower than in a similar one a week ago, he seems likely to prevail in the balloting Monday, the poll by the International Foundation for Election Systems showed. The main question was whether he would be able to mount enough of a last-minute push to pass the 50 percent mark, which would avoid the need for a runoff in September.Full Story

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