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Indonesia / New Government #180011

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 21, 1998
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Yesterday's surprise announcement by Indonesian President Suharto that he is leaving power shown. [NOTE: local weather bulletin on screen beginning 5:40:40.]

(Jakarta: Mark Litke) The end of the Suharto era and questions about the new government led by B.J. Habibie featured; scenes shown of the euphoric students. [STUDENT - comments.] [Political analyst Wimar WITOELAR, opposition leader Amien RAIS - raise questions about Habibie.] The vow by students to keep up the pressure and the dangers of a new confrontation with the military noted.

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Sam Donaldson) The United States reaction to Suharto stepping down to be replaced by Habibie discussed.

Donaldson, Sam;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark

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