Megawati Sukarnoputri, 2001 News

Indonesian politician, became president in July, when Abdurraham Wahid was forced to step down amid charges of corruption and incompetence. Megawati, the daughter of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, inherited a country mired in poverty and ravaged by ethnic unrest in Aceh, Irian Jaya, the Moluccan Islands, and Borneo.

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