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Ex-General Leads Indonesia's Presidential Vote Tally

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Ex-General Leads Indonesia's Presidential Vote Tally

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Ex-General Leads Indonesia's Presidential Vote Tally

Ex-General Leads Indonesia's Presidential Vote Tally

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Polls have closed in Indonesia's first direct presidential election, held six years after the end of the Suharto military dictatorship. Early tallies show former general Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono far ahead of the four other candidates, including incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri, who is in second place. A final vote count isn't expected for a week. Hear NPR's Michael Sullivan.