¹ 2, 2000
Due to the implacable animosity between two political parties - Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle and Golkar, that won the Indonesian elections in 1999, Muslim parties managed to pull together and secure presidency for their own candidate, Abdurrahman Wahid, a prominent religious leader and Muslim theologian committed to the spirit rather than the letter of Islam. So far, Islam has little influence on the country's policies and public life. However, the threat of Indonesia's Islamization should not be overlooked.
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