Gen. Prabowo Could Undo Democracy


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Indonesia, the scene of two of the 20th century’s epic slaughters, may be on the verge of a return to army rule at the hands of its most notorious general. Gen. Prabowo Subianto, a longtime U.S. protégé implicated in the country’s massacres, once mused to me about becoming “a fascist dictator” and is now a serious threat to assume the presidency. For Prabowo, as he is known, to be elected in February 14’s first round of voting, he must get 50 percent-plus-one of the accepted ballots in the three-way vote and receive at least 20 percent of the votes in...