Gus Dur or Wahid government

Elections for the Assembly, the Parliament, and Parliament was held on June 7, 1999. PDI-P leader Sukarno's daughter, Megawati Sukarnoputri came out a winner in the parliamentary election by obtaining 34% of the vote, Golkar (Suharto's party - always a winner the previous elections before) obtained 22%; United Development Party leader Hamzah Haz 12%; Party the leadership of Abdurrahman Wahid's National Awakening (Gus Dur) 10%. In October 1999, the Assembly inaugurated as president Abdurrahman Wahid and Megawati as vice president for five-year service period. Wahid formed his first cabinet, the National Unity Cabinet in early November 1999 and to reshuffle his cabinet in August 2000.

President Wahid's government to continue the process of democratization and economic development under challenging situations. In addition to the economic uncertainty continues, the government also faces conflicts between ethnic and inter-religion, especially in Aceh, Maluku and Papua. In West Timor, the problems caused the East Timorese people who had no place to live and chaos that made the militant pro-Indonesia East Timorese cause humanitarian problems and large social. An increasingly assertive Parliament frequently challenged the policies of President Wahid, causing political debate overflowing.


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