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US election race inspires Indonesian students

2 November 2012 Last updated at 11:22 GMT

Indonesian university students have been keeping a keen eye on the US election debates in order to explore ways in which they might be able to improve their own democracy.

President Barack Obama spent four years in Indonesia as a young boy and his recent tussles with his Republican rival Mitt Romney have shown off the more spirited side of American politics.

Karishma Vaswani reports.