Democratic Nationhood Party

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Democratic Nationhood Party
Partai Demokrasi Kebangsaan
Chairman Ryaas Rasyid
Secretary-General Rapiuddin Hamarung
Founded 28 July 2002
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number 20
DPR Seats 0

The Democratic Nationhood Party (Indonesian: Partai Demokrasi Kebangsaan) is a political party in Indonesia. It was established in 2002 as the United Democratic Nationhood Party by a group of intellectuals including Ryaas Rasyid and Andi Mallarangeng, formerly president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's spokesman, who were disatissfied with the progress of the reform movement following the Fall of Suharto.[1]

In the 2004 Indonesian legislative election, the party won 1.2% of the popular vote and 5 out of 550 seats. In the 2009 elections, the party stood as the Democratic Nationhood Party. The party set itself a target of 4 million votes in the election, in which it stood on a platform of creating a transparent, accountable and efficient administration.[2][3] In the 2009 legislative election, the party won 0.6 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning it lost its seats in the People's Representative Council.[4][5]


  1. ^ Partai-Partai Politik Indonesia: Ideologi dan Program 2004-2009 (Indonesian Political Parties: Ideologies and Programs 2004-2009 Kompas (1999) ISBN 979-709-121-X pp134-136
  2. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39
  3. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, p.33
  4. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website[permanent dead link] Official Election Results
  5. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Archived May 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats