Indonesian National Party Marhaenism

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Indonesian National Party Marhaenism
Partai Nasional Indonesia Marhaenisme
Chairman Sukmawati Sukarnoputri
Secretary-General Ardy Muhammad
Founded 20 May 2002
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Teachings of Sukarno, Marhaenism
Ballot number 15
Presidential candidate Megawati Sukarnoputri
DPR Seats 0
Politics of Indonesia
Political parties
Elections

The Indonesian National Party Marhaenism (Indonesian: Partai Nasional Indonesia Marhaenisme) is a political party in Indonesia.

On 26 October 1995, former Indonesian National Party member Supeni established the Indonesian National Union (PNI). With the 1998 fall of President Suharto, came the chance to revive the Indonesian National Party. At a meeting on 20 May 1998 it was decided to change the name of the Indonesian National Union, and on 17 June 1998 the Indonesian National Party (PNI) was declared. It subsequently became known as PNI-Supeni to distinguish it from the other versions of the PNI, all claiming to be descendants of the old party. In December 1998 PNI-Supeni merged with PNI-Masa Marhaen,[1] and contested the 1999 legislative election, winning 0.33% of votes, and gaining one seat in the People's Representative Council. After the election, the party name was changed to Indonesian National Party Marhaenism so the party could compete in the 2004 elections. On 4 July 2000, Sukmawati Sukarnoputri, one of the daughters of Indonesia's first president, Sukarno, became party chairman.[2] The party won of 0.8% votes and again finished with one seat in the People's Representative Council. The party contested the 2009 legislative election, but won only 0.3 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, thereby losing its only seat in the People's Representative Council.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Julia I. Suryakusuma (Coordinator) (1999?) Almanak Parpol Indonesia (Almanac of Indonesian Political Parties) API, (no ISBN) pp. 284-395, 395-396
  2. ^ Bambang Setiawan & Bestian Nainggolan (Eds) (2004) Partai-Partai Politik Indonesia: Ideologi dan Program 2004-2009 (Indonesian Political Parties: Ideologies and Programs 2004-2009 Kompas ISBN 979-709-121-X pp. 25-26
  3. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website Official Election Results
  4. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats