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from THE JAKARTA POST -- WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2011 No hard feelings, guys: Anas Urbaningrum (center) lifts the hands of Marzukie Alie (left) and Andi Mallarangeng during the Democratic Party chairmanship race held during the party national congress last year in Bandung, West Java. Anas won the race after securing 280 votes in the second-round election, beating Marzuki who clinched 248 votes. Antara/Yudhi MahatmaAs a political rising star and the cunning chief treasurer of the ruling party, Muhammad Nazaruddin, 32, had all that was necessary to climb the ladder and get on the list of the country's future leaders.
His desire for political success was probably behind his struggle to lift himself up from a mere country bumpkin raised in a remote area of Pematang Siantar, North Sumatra, to among the most powerful politicians in President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democratic Party.
Nazaruddin, the fifth of seven children, was born on Aug. 26, 1978, in Trenggalek, East …