Rachmawati Soekarnoputri

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Rachmawati Soekarnoputri
Born 27 September 1957
Jakarta
Nationality Indonesian

Rachmawati Soekarnoputri (born 27 September 1957) is an Indonesian lawyer and politician who is the daughter and sister of presidents of Indonesia. Her father was the first President of Indonesia and her elder sister was Megawati Soekarnoputri who was also president.

Life[edit]

Soekarnoputri was born in Jakarta in 1953 to President Sukarno and his third wife Fatmawati. When Soekarnoputri was three years old her mother left the palace in protest at Sukarno's plans to take multiple wives. Her mother lived separately in Jakarta.[1]For this reason she was brought up by her father and his new wife, Hartini.

She had intended to a doctor but when she enrolled at the University of Indonesia in 1969 she opted to study law.[2]

Soekarnoputri was the founder of the University of Bung Karno, she was on the Presidential Advisory Council and Chair of the Education Foundation of Sukarno and the Party Pioneers.[2]

She leads the advisory board of the Nasdem Party since 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Geerken, Horst H (2010). A Gecko for Luck p180. BoD – Books on Demand. p. 394. ISBN 978-3-8391-5248-5. Retrieved 28 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Rachmawati Soekarnoputri, Merdaka.com, retrieved 28 November 2013