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Suharto

or Soe·har·to

[ soo-hahr-toh ]
/ suˈhɑr toʊ /
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noun

1921–2008, Indonesian army officer and political leader: president 1967–98.

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British Dictionary definitions for Suharto

Suharto
/ (sʊˈhɑːtəʊ) /

noun

T. N. J. 1921–2008, Indonesian general and statesman; president (1968–98)
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Cultural definitions for Suharto

Suharto
[ (suh-hahr-toh) ]

A soldier and statesman in Indonesia in the twentieth century. An abortive coup by communists in 1965 led to the gradual devolution of power from Sukarno to the army, with Suharto assuming power in 1967. He became president in 1968 upon Sukarno's resignation and held that post until forced from office in 1998 by mass protests against corruption and nepotism in his government.

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