Support for Yudhoyono's Nobel nomination also came from Democrat Party deputy chairman Ahmad Mubarok. He
said it would be a victory for the nation as a whole if the President, who founded the Democrat Party
, won the prize.
It was because of Yudhoyono's labors that peace was finally achieved in Aceh, Mubarok
"Yudhoyono brought a new humanist approach, instead of a military and repressive one, to ending the secessionist movement.It appears to have proven effective," he
Political analyst Fachry Ali concurred, saying a Nobel Prize for Yudhoyono would be a political victory for Indonesia.
"The way the government settled the conflict has also changed the perception of power in Indonesia, from the hierarchical and arrogant style to the humanist one," he
Fachry said the central government had used a repressive military approach for 24 years to attempt to settle the conflict under former authoritarian leader Soeharto.Reformist regimes continued with that approach for six years, he
said, but despite some agreements, they all failed to end the fighting.