Indonesian Church leaders say they are happy about the country's first relatively free election, which for the most part was held in accordance with democratic norms. The voting, the bishops said, took place openly, although the counting of the results was not so transparent.
But Fr Mudjistrisno, a Jesuit priest and member of the Election Supervisory Committee, acknowledged there were some charges of fraud and vote manipulation, and that some politicians had shown a very emotional reluctance to accept their losses.
"They were mostly politicians who inherited the legacy of Suharto's corrupt New Order regime," he explained.
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