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Indonesia: Who Will Replace Archandra Tahar as Energy Minister?

Archandra Tahar’s 19-day tenure at the Ministry of Energy was not without controversy. His downfall last week had little to do with his ability to carry out his ministerial duties, but rather with the fact that he is a holder of two passports – one from Indonesia and one from the US. Under the 2006 Citizenship Law, Indonesians who accept another passport automatically lose their Indonesian citizenship – making it impossible for them to hold a governmental role.

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