Indonesia's Ramos

If Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono wins Indonesia''s run off presidential election in September could he have the same affect on his country as President Ramos had in the Philippines? The two men''s CVs certainly bear remarkable similarities.

With the first round of election results in from Indonesia's presidential elections, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono SBY, goes into the run off as favourite to win against the incumbent President Megawati. Foreign investors are clearly hoping for an SBY victory due to his positive comments about the need for attracting new FDI. In this regard, it is perhaps instructive to look at another Southeast Asian president with whom SBY shares uncanny similarities.

Fidel Ramos was president of the Philippines from 1992 to 1997 and in that time he brought peace, stability and much needed foreign investment to the country. His election must be looked at in the context of what...

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