Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono took full control of the ruling Democratic Party Sunday in a bid to salvage its tumbling popularity ahead of elections in 2014.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono answers questions during a press conference in Berlin, on March 5, 2013. Yudhoyono has taken full control of Indonesia's ruling Democratic Party in a bid to salvage its tumbling popularity ahead of elections in 2014.
Yudhoyono, 63, who is the party's founder and heads its executive body and advisory board, cemented his position as its most powerful member by being chosen as chairman at a party congress in Bali on Saturday.
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