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Ex-General Leads Polls in Indonesia's Elections

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Ex-General Leads Polls in Indonesia's Elections

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Ex-General Leads Polls in Indonesia's Elections

Ex-General Leads Polls in Indonesia's Elections

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Indonesians head to the polls Monday in the country's first direct election for president. Opinion polls show a former general far ahead of his four other rivals for office — including Indonesia's current president. Many worry about the possibility of a general winning just six years after the end of Suharto's 32-year-long military dictatorship. NPR's Michael Sullivan reports.

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