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Following the election of the Governor in Aceh: Former war-torn province on its way to peace consolidation and stability

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Release date: 2006-12

The elections on 11 December 2006, at which the people of Aceh were able to directly elect their governor for the first time, can be regarded as the climax of the peace process in Indonesia to date; a process which began with the signing of the Helsinki Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in August 2005. This BICC Focus analyzes the history of the peace agreement, its provisions and the problems of its implementation, and formulates recommendations for the successful and sustainable implementation of the MoU.