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Guerrilla Indonesian Opposition Stymies Widodo: Southeast Asia

Prabowo Subianto, a former special forces army commander, lost the battle for Indonesia’s presidency, both at ballot booths and in court. Since then he’s won several victories.

Prabowo’s coalition of seven parties has confounded expectations by holding together so far after his July election defeat, supported by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Democrat party. With a majority in parliament, his lawmakers have passed rules that scrap direct regional elections, weaken the influence of President-elect Joko Widodo’s party and limit the ability of the anti-graft body to pursue legislators.