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SBY to be remembered for
his modesty: Survey

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: (JP/Jerry Adiguna)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono: (JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Indonesians will likely to remember President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono for his modesty once he leaves office, according to a survey by the Soegeng Sarjadi Syndicate (SSS).

Out of 2,192 respondents in 33 provinces surveyed between May 14 and 24, 21.3 percent said that they would remember the President for his politeness.

Respondents also said that they would also remember the President for his tolerance (10.3 percent) and intelligence (10.1 percent).

"However, 18.5 percent of respondents say they don't know what to remember from the President after his term ends in 2014," said the survey’s coordinator, Muhammad Dahlan, adding that, being the second largest answer chosen by respondents, “I don't know” could also be interpreted as an indication of people’s difficulty in describing their impressions of Yudhoyono.

Other traits that will be remembered by survey’s respondents were the president's effort to keep his honor (7.8 percent), his good looks (6.1 percent) and his effort to maintain the country's integrity (5.8 percent). About 5.3 percent of respondents said that they would remember the president as a husband who loves his family. (swd)

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