It recounts the collapse of the financial system, the downfall of Soeharto and the relentless power struggle of an unscrupulous ruling class and it unravels the headline-grabbing corruption scandals that bankrupted the economy.
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Suharto spoke, the justices filed past Mr. Habibie and shook his hand. The new President, a small man, seemed almost lost in the crowd of officials. To the apparent puzzlement of onlookers, Mr. Habibie followed Mr Suharto out of the hall without making a statement to the nationwide audience. Defense Minister Wiranto stepped to the microphone and said the military ''supports and welcomes the resignation of President Suharto,'' and pledged his support to Mr. He also said that the military would guarantee the safety of Mr.
Suharto's family. A Government spokesman, Alwi Dahlan, followed with a brief statement affirming that Indonesia would keep its international committments, including those to the International Monetary Fund. The Parliament building remained occupied today by members of a nationwide student movement that galvanized this politically passive country of more than million only two months after Mr.
Suharto engineered his ritual re-election to a seventh five-year term. Their protests set off three days of widely destructive rioting in Jakarta last week that caused at least deaths and shocked the nation into a consensus that Mr.
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Suharto must go. The tasks facing the new President are daunting.
The economy is in free fall, with months of rioting deepening a crisis that has brought inflation, food shortages, bankruptcies and paralysis to the banks. The currency is worth less than 20 percent of its value last summer. In 48 years of independence, Indonesia has never known a smooth transition of power. In Mr. Suharto, then a top general, took control after helping suppress what he said was a Communist coup attempt against Sukarno, the country's founder.
An anti-Communist purge followed in which half a million died. There are ambitious generals in the military today as well, and they will again have the last word in any power struggle.