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Indonesian president's party named election winner

JAKARTA (AP) - Indonesia's election body says President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's party officially won last month's parliamentary polls.

That puts the reform-minded leader in a strong position to be re-elected in the more important presidential race in July.

Yudhoyono's Democratic Party garnered 20.85 percent of the April 9 vote, tripling its showing from 2004.

Golkar, the former political machine of longtime dictator Suharto, got 14.45 percent. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle headed by former President Megawati Sukarnoputri earned 14 percent. And the Islamic-based Prosperous and Justice Party got 7.88 percent.

With no party winning a single majority, coalitions will have to be formed to field candidates for the presidential race.

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