Military figure prefered for president

JAKARTA, April 16 (UPI) -- Recent polls suggest Indonesians would prefer a military figure to be their next president amid concerns for security and political stability.

Indonesia's ruling party suffers in polls

JAKARTA, April 7 (UPI) -- Early results Wednesday from Indonesia's parliamentary elections indicated President Megawati Sukarnoputri's party was suffering a setback.

Indonesia security czar quits Cabinet

JAKARTA, March 12 (UPI) -- Indonesian security czar Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono quit his Cabinet post Thursday after falling out with President Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Survey shows Megawati losing ground

JAKARTA, March 11 (UPI) -- Support for incumbent Indonesian President Megawati Soekarnoputri has dropped significantly during the past few months, a poll released Wednesday indicated.


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Martial law extended in Aceh

JAKARTA, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The Indonesian government Monday extended martial law in Aceh, despite calls from human rights groups for an immediate end to an all-out military offensive.

Indonesia rejects Aceh peace talks

JAKARTA, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Indonesian government officials Thursday rejected proposed peace talks with the separatist movement to halt the ongoing war in Aceh province.

Death toll tops a dozen in Jakarta blast

JAKARTA, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- A series of explosions rocked an international hotel in the Indonesian capital Tuesday, killing at least 13 people and injuring scores more.

Indonesia warns of new terror attacks

JAKARTA, July 16 (UPI) -- Indonesian officials Wednesday said the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah is "very likely" planning fresh terror attacks.
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Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia listens as United States President George W. Bush makes remarks to the Summit on Financial Markets and the World Economy at the White House in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ron Sachs/Pool)

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, AC (pronounced  ( listen)), (born 9 September 1949) is an Indonesian politician and retired Army general officer who has been President of Indonesia since 2004.

Yudhoyono won the 2004 presidential election, defeating incumbent President Megawati Sukarnoputri. Widely known in Indonesia by his initials "SBY", he was sworn into office on 20 October 2004, together with Jusuf Kalla as Vice President. He ran for re-election in 2009 with Boediono as his running mate, and won with an outright majority of the votes in the first round of balloting; he was sworn in for a second term on 20 October 2009.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was born in Tremas, a village in Arjosari, Pacitan Regency, East Java, to a lower-middle class family and is the son of Raden Soekotjo and Siti Habibah.

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