INDONESIA: A Land of Promise: the Wealth of a Troubled Paradise

It was, as one amazed European journalist noted, "an organization miracle." For a country where snafus are accepted miseries of everyday life, last week's national elections in Indonesia — following a tense campaign in which a dozen were killed and hundreds were arrested — went off with remarkable smoothness. Almost all of Indonesia's 70 million eligible voters trooped uneventffully to the polls to elect 360 members of a new parliament — in addition to 100 members appointed by President Suharto.* At week's end, the ballots were still being counted, but Suharto's...

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