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Opposing Parties Meet in Indonesia

Gen. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the projected first-round winner of Monday’s presidential election in Indonesia, has opened talks with opposing political parties to secure support in an upcoming runoff, although half the ballots had not been counted, campaign sources said Wednesday. Most significantly, Yudhoyono’s aides have begun negotiations with the country’s largest party, Golkar, according to the sources, speaking on condition they not be identified. Golkar was headed by former president Suharto, the country’s longtime dictator. The discussions so far have remained informal because Golkar’s presidential nominee, Gen. Wiranto, the former armed forces commander, continues to predict that he will reach the second round, the sources said.Full Story

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