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also Soe·kar·no  (so͞o-kär′nō) 1901-1970.
Indonesian politician who declared independence in 1945 from the Netherlands, which did not grant it until 1949. He served as Indonesia's first president from 1945 until he was ousted by a coup d'état in 1967.


(suːˈkɑːnəʊ) or


(Biography) Achmed (ˈɑːkmɛd). 1901–70, Indonesian statesman; first president of the Republic of Indonesia (1945–67)


(suˈkɑr noʊ)

Achmed, 1901–1970, president of Indonesia 1945–67.
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Noun1.Sukarno - Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)Sukarno - Indonesian statesman who obtained the independence of Indonesia from the Netherlands in 1949 and served as president until ousted by Suharto in a coup d'etat (1901-1970)
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The daughter of the late President Sukarno, who was deposed by Suharto in 1966, has little political experience but has the backing of many of her father's admirers.
Yassin Award for best first novel of the year; ten years later Pramoedya published a history of the Chinese in Indonesia, a book that embarrased President Sukarno and landed the writer in jail for ten months.
More than 50 years ago in March 1964, President Sukarno of Indonesia, in the course of dedicating a new building in Jakarta, began his speech by quoting from an editorial in a leading US weekly magazine.
He quoted Sukarno, the first president of the third largest democracy in the world and committed to re-establish Indonesia as a maritime country.
Sukarno found Mao's China flattered him more than did the United States and the Soviet Union.
Indonesia has maintained a strong relationship with North Korea since the time of Indonesia's founding father and first President Sukarno, Megawati's father, and North Korean founder and first leader Kim Il Sung, the grandfather of current North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
He argues that relations during the Sukarno years (1945-1966) were "like fire and the full moon," in that Sukarno's Indonesia had a diplomatic self-image as an independent nation formed, to use Sukarno's own words, "in the fire's heart of revolution," as opposed to those that had been granted independence as a gift, "under the rays of the full moon a protected by the perfume of roses and jasmine.
Asistieron 25 paises, entre otros Chipre, Gana, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Irak, Libano, Mali, Marruecos, Nepal, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tunez, Republica Arabe Unida, Yemen, Yugoslavia, Afganistan, Birmania, Camboya, Ceilan, Cuba, Etiopia, convocados por Nasser, Nehru, Nkruma, Sukarno y Tito despues de la reunion que sostuvieron durante la Asamblea General de la ONU en Nueva York, en 1960.
Under the new constitution Sukarno had been appointed president and the capital city, Batavia (with obvious Dutch connotations), had been renamed Jakarta.
Let's remember: After pushing aside Indonesia's founding president Sukarno in 1965, Suharto and his military killed as many as one million people.
Suharto seized power in mid-1966 when the military leadership eased Sukarno out of power after the country had plunged into political turmoil, economic collapse and social disintegration.
Manuel Sukarno Alvarez, Misamis Oriental provincial police chief, said appropriate charges would be filed against Whylder.