Tuesday, October 04, 2005

2004 elections in Indonesia

http://encyclopedia.laborlawtalk.com/Indonesian_legislative_election,_2004

Elections were held in Indonesia on April 5, 2004.

There are 550 seats in parliament. There were 113 million votes.

The parties which came first and second are both secular parties.

The former ruling party of the Suharto era, Golkar, got 128 seats.

Megawati Sukarnoputri's Indonesia Democracy Party-Struggle (PDI-P) got 109 seats.

The 'moderate' Islamist PKS (Prosperous Justice Party) got 45 seats. They did particularly well in Jakarta. The bombs in Bali, October 2005, may hurt the fortunes of this party.

The leader of Jemaah Islamiyah, Abu Bakar Bashir, denies any links or knowledge of the bombers (and some Indonesians suspect that the military are behind the bombings).
http://www.theage.com.au/news/World/Islamic-school-chief-denies-Bali-links/2005/10/05/1128191738295.html

Parties with significant support included the National Awakening Party (PKB) of former President Abdurrahman Wahid, the Development Unity Party (PPP) of former Vice-President Hamzah Haz, the newly-created Democrat Party (PD) of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), and the National Mandate Party of Amien Rais.

Table of results

Functional Groups Party (Golkar)
24,480,757
21.6
128

Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle (PDI-P)
21,025,991 votes
18.5%
109 seats

Development Unity Party (PPP)
9,248,265
8.1
58

Democrat Party (PD)
8,455,213
7.5
57

National Awakening Party (PKB)
11,994,877
10.6
52

National Mandate Party (PAN)
7,302,787
6.4
52

Prosperous Justice Party (PKS)
8,324,909 votes
7.3%
45 seats



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