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Indonesia’s slow and circuitous road to democracy

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the resignation of Indonesia’s authoritarian president, Suharto, who led Indonesia from 1966 until 1998.

  • Olivia Nicole Tasevski
  • ABC

Suharto’s resignation, which was motivated by a faltering Indonesian economy and widespread anti-Suharto demonstrations, marked the beginning of Indonesia’s transition to democracy.

Psem 3cSignificant progress has been made in relation to Indonesia’s democratisation over the past 20 years.

Nonetheless, a culture of impunity regarding historical human rights abuses persists in Indonesia and human rights violations continue to be perpetrated by the…

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