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Indonesia’s Aceh Elects Ex-Rebel Governor

Posted April 17th, 2012 at 11:15 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in Indonesia say a former rebel won this month’s governor’s election in Aceh province — the only province in the country ruled by Islamic law. Former rebel leader Zaini Abdullah, who once lived in exile, won nearly 56 percent of the vote in the April 9 poll. He defeated incumbent Governor Irwandi Yusuf. Coastal […]

Indonesia’s Aceh Province Votes for Governor

Posted April 9th, 2012 at 4:45 am (UTC-5)
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Residents are voting Monday in the Indonesian province of Aceh to elect a governor of the only province in the country ruled by Islamic sharia law. It is only the second election in Aceh since a December 2004 tsunami which killed 170,000 people in the province and led separatist rebels to lay down their arms […]

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