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Indonesian elections

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Indonesian elections

Indonesia has one of the most free-wheeling democracies in Southeast Asia, following years of authoritarian rule that only ended with the ouster of President Suharto in 1998. But observers say this election could be a key turning point for the country. Indonesians will choose between a political outsider who preaches reform, and a former military general with direct ties to the old regime—and polls suggest the race is neck and neck with only days to go before election day.

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To the streets

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To the streets

In Phnom Penh, supporters of Cambodia's main opposition party take to the streets to protest against the results of the divisive July 28, 2013 national elections. The country has been mired in a political deadlock, with longstanding Prime Minister Hun Sen claiming victory amid allegations of widespread voter fraud.

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