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Indonesia’s Habibie, president during transition to democracy, dies

09 September, 2019 11:03 pm 11:03 pm

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Former Indonesian president B.J. Habibie, who came to power during the country’s turbulent transition to democracy after former strongman leader Suharto stepped down in 1998, has died, his son said on Wednesday. An engineer by training, Habibie succeeded Suharto as Indonesia’s third president only months after becoming his deputy, just as the … Read More