Indonesia: Uncertain Balance

For weeks, Indonesians have been looking forward to the meeting of the Provisional People's Consultative Congress as a dramatic test of strength between President Sukarno and the country's new ruling triumvirate headed by Army General Suharto. Students threatened to put six guards on each of the Congress' 616 members to make sure they did the proper thing. And the proper thing would be a drastic reduction in Sukarno's status; the students demanded that he be stripped of his President-for-life title and forced to run for re-election every five years. They also called for a return to parliamentary...

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