TITLE

I. Indonesia's First Election

AUTHOR(S)
Landman, David
PUB. DATE
October 1955
SOURCE
New Republic;10/3/55, Vol. 133 Issue 14, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the future of Indonesia as the country prepares to hold its maiden election on September 29, 1945, the most important day in the history of Indonesia. In the past 10 years Indonesia's progress from colonial servitude toward working democracy has been hampered by a British occupation army, a war against the Dutch, a Communist revolt and a couple of separatist movements. Nevertheless, Indonesia has managed to keep governing under its revolutionary leaders, utilizing appointive parliaments and an unwidely system of government inherited from the Dutch. Indonesia is over-endowed with political parties and all of them favor a stronger national state with a higher standard of living.
ACCESSION #
14448667

 

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