Megawati Loses Out

Departing Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri, famous for her reticence, stayed true to form in her last days in office. Despite official confirmation that rival Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono had beaten her by a whopping 20 percentage points in September's runoff vote, the 57-year-old has remained largely silent on the subject. "Whoever has been chosen, we must graciously accept it," she said in an Armed Forces Day address on Oct. 5. But that was as close as she came to acknowledging defeat—and the President seemed to be having trouble following her own advice. Although Yudhoyono was seated nearby at the same event, she...

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