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# 2006, May: A powerful earthquake kills thousands of people in the Yogyakarta region in central Java.
An earthquake-triggered tsunami kills an estimated 160,000 and causes widespread devastation.
First-ever direct presiden-tial elections; first round narrows field to Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and incumbent Megawati Sukarnoputri.
Peace talks between government and Gam separatists break down; government mounts military offensive against Gam rebels. Martial law is imposed.
Constitutional changes are seen as a step towards democracy. For the first time, voters will be able to elect a president and vice president.
East Timor becomes independent.
Indonesia inaugurates human rights court which is expected to test government's willingness to hold the military accountable for atrocities in East Timor after the 1999 independence vote.