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The big test for Indonesia's Golkar

The party of Suharto is a great survivor in Indonesian politics, but its graft-tarred image may not go down well with new voters

Francis Chan The electoral map of Indonesia before the turn of the millennium used to be awash with the yellow of Golkar, the political party that controlled the country for almost three decades during the New Order regime of strongman Suharto.

Those were the golden years for the once dominant party, which has since lost much of its lustre following the fall of Suharto in 1998.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 07, 2018, with the headline 'The big test for Indonesia's Golkar'. Print Edition | Subscribe