Organization / PublicationSaba Press Photos for Time
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CaptionStudents deface posters of President Habibie prior to October presidential elections. During the elections, the first news to spread among crowds waiting for the result was that the popular Megawati Sukarnoputri had won. Supporters' jubilation turned sour when they learned the true result, that parliament had chosen Muslim leader Abdurraham Wahid as president. The street violence that broke out as the election result became known died down only after Megawati herself appealed for calm, and when it was made known that she was to be vice-president.