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Puan Maharani

Puan Maharani is the granddaughter of one of the country’s founding fathers and proclaimers of Indonesia's independence, Soekarno. She is the daughter of Megawati Soekarnoputri and Taufik Kemas, and, at present, is Coordinating Minister of Human Development and Culture. She is known as one of the sharpest politicians in the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and is Head of the PDI-P faction in the House of Representatives. Puan studied communication science at the University of Indonesia and is married to Hapsoro; the couple has two children. 

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