Indonesian reforms

The election of a reform government promises sweeping change for the Indonesian oil industry.The final tabulation of the June 7 parliamentary election gave the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, headed by opposition leader Megawati Sukarnoputri, a 34% majority.Sukarnoputri, the daughter of Indonesia`s first president, Sukarno, is expected to be elected president later this year if she can form a majority coalition.The current ruling party, the Golkar party, tried to present itself as a reform party, too, but got only 22% of the vote. It also has been trying to assemble a majority coalition that would keep President B.J. Habibie in power.The election has ensured that Indonesia will p...

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