2000 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Cho Sung Su

Corbis Sygma

20 October, 1999

Survivors emerge from the wreckage of a car bomb. In 1999 Indonesia held its first ever democratic elections. In June the PDI party headed by Megawati Sukarnoputri won most seats in parliament, but not enough to guarantee she would be elected president. At subsequent presidential elections in October the parliament voted in PKB party head Abdurrahman Wahid as leader. Megawati lost by just 60 votes. As word of her defeat spread, rioting broke out.

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Cho Sung Su

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