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Tuesday, September 21, 2004

A Giant Muslim Success | csmonitor.com: "With 155 million eligible voters, Indonesia directly chose its president for the first time on Monday, as well as electing local, regional, and national legislators. The voting was largely peaceful and, despite many complexities, conducted on one day (although official results are two weeks away).
Civic activism has taken root in Indonesia since the ouster of former dictator Suharto in 1998, despite attempts by Islamic political parties to gain power. Voters feel so independent in fact that it's likely the current president, Megawati Sukarnoputri, may have been defeated in this election, according to early estimates. The candidate expected to win, former Gen. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, is popular for his secular leadership and record on fighting terrorism."
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This is good news indeed. Christians everywhere need to pray that God would restrain unbelief and keep the bands on the Evil One for the good of the church and the advancement of the Gospel.

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