Радикальный ислам создает проблемы Индонезии

Талибан начал поспешно отступать, и вздохи облегчения теперь можно услышать даже в Индонезии. Протесты против бомбежек, проводимых возглавляемой США коалицией, будоражили Индонезию в течение многих недель, увеличивая и без того опасно нестабильную ситуацию в стране. Сейчас, когда война в Афганистане может вскоре пойти на убыль, появляется опасение, что президент Мегавати Сукарнопутри вряд ли изменит свою выжидательную политику.

Эти протесты начали раздаваться по истечении 100 дней с момента вступления на пост госпожи Мегавати. Они были лишь еще одним признаком окончания ее короткого политического «медового месяца». Выражения недовольства по поводу ее «заторможенного» стиля управления можно услышать повсюду; а вот одобрения по поводу ее немногих достижений - например, то, что она выдержала исламский шторм - почти не слышны.

Ожидания общественности в отношении госпожи Мегавати были сдержанными с самого начала. В своем отчете на ежегодной сессии Парламента, сделанном 1 ноября, Мегавати призналась, что ее правительство достигло немногого. Парламент попытался заполнить этот политический вакуум, наметив шаги, которые ее правительство должно предпринять, чтобы начать поднимать экономику.

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