Akbar Tandjung

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Akbar Tandjung
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Golkar Party Chairman
In office
1998–2004
Preceded by Harmoko
Succeeded by Jusuf Kalla
People's Representative Council Speaker
In office
1999–2004
Preceded by Harmoko
Succeeded by Agung Laksono
Personal details
Born (1945-08-14) 14 August 1945 (age 69)
Sibolga, North Sumatra
Nationality Indonesian
Political party Golongan Karya
Religion Islam

Akbar Tandjung (born Sibolga, North Sumatra; August 14, 1945) is an Indonesian politician who is a former chairman of Golkar party. He was the Speaker of the People's Representative Council (DPR) from 1999 to 2004. He also held several ministerial posts in the government.

He lost the party's chairmanship to Jusuf Kalla, the country's vice president, at the Golkar convention in December 2004.

Akbar Tandjung has remained an influential figure within Golkar. During 2013, in the lead-up to the 2014 Indonesian presidential elections, he made it clear on numerous occasions that he was concerned that the party had nominated well-known businessman Aburizal Bakrie as the party's presidential candidate. Bakrie has been trailing markedly in polls and numerous media reports suggest that the Golkar party is divided on the wisdom of supporting an official candidate whose chances of winning appear to be low.[1]

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Preceded by
Harmoko
Speaker of People's Representative Council
1999–2004
Succeeded by
Agung Laksono
Preceded by
Harmoko
Chairman of Golkar Party
1998–2004
Succeeded by
Jusuf Kalla

References[edit]

  1. ^ Margareth Aritonang, 'Golkar less than united ahead of elections', The Jakarta Post, 23 November 2013.