Indonesia in 1966 : The Year of Transition.

by Guy J. Pauker

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A discussion of the salient political events in Indonesia during 1966. Political maneuvers can be reduced essentially to repeated stubborn attempts on Sukarno's part to reestablish his authority and persistent efforts on the part of his opponents to make him withdraw voluntarily. Since March 1966, three main lines of action seem to have been pursued by the new regime: (1) a gradual disclosure of the evils of the Sukarno era through the trial of those involved directly or indirectly in the September 30, 1965 affair; (2) the creation of a new political system which would permit, eventually, the replacement of the President in orderly fashion; and (3) normalization of international relations with the non-Communist world, with the primary goal of overcoming the country's economic crisis. 26 pp.

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