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|5th President of Indonesia|
23 July 2001 – 20 October 2004
|Vice President||Hamzah Haz|
|Preceded by||Abdurrahman Wahid|
|Succeeded by||Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono|
|8th Vice President of Indonesia|
21 October 1999 – 23 July 2001
|Preceded by||B. J. Habibie|
|Succeeded by||Hamzah Haz|
|Leader of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle|
15 February 1999
Diah Permata Megawati Setiawati Sukarnoputri
23 January 1947
(m. 1968; died 1970)
Hassan Gamal Ahmad Hassan
(m. 1972; annulled 1972)
(m. 1973; died 2013)
|Children||Mohammad Rizki Pratama
Mohammad Prananda Prabowo
|Alma mater||Padjadjaran University
University of Indonesia
Diah Permata Megawati Setiawati Soekarnoputri (born January 23, 1947), was President of Indonesia from July 23, 2001 to October 20, 2004. She was the Indonesia's first female President, and leader born after independence. On September 20, 2004, she lost her campaign for re-election in the 2004 Indonesian presidential election. She was also the country's vice president from 21 October 1999 to 23 July 2001. She is the daughter of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno.
Megawati was born in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Her father is Indonesia's first President, Sukarno, and her mother is Fatmawati, one of Sukarno's nine wives. Megawati was Sukarno's second child and first daughter. She grew up in her father's Merdeka Palace, one of Indonesia's presidential palace. She used to dance for her father's guests and had a hobby of gardening. Megawati was 19 when her father gave up his power in 1966 and was taken over by a government which was later led by President Suharto.
Megawati studied agriculture at Padjadjaran University in Bandung but dropped out in 1967 to be with her father following his loss of power. In 1970, the year her father died, Megawati went to the University of Indonesia to study psychology but dropped out two years later.
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie
|Vice President of Indonesia
|President of Indonesia
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
|Chairperson of ASEAN
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Megawati with husband Taufiq Kiemas and three children.
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