2000 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Jan Dago

Liaison Agency

03 June, 1999

Supporters of the PDI (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan) cheer for their leader Megawati Sukarnoputri. The PDI went on to win the parliamentary elections on June 7, in a contest that involved 48 parties. It gained 33 per cent of the votes and 153 seats in the 500-seat parliament. The elections passed peacefully, but violence was to erupt later in the year when parliament failed to elect Megawati as president.

About the photographer

Jan Dago

Jan Dago was born and grew up in Denmark, where a childhood interest in visual expression began. At first, he made short movies, but the power of the still image gripped him more...

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