Democratic Renewal Party (Indonesia)

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Democratic Renewal Party
Partai Demokrasi Pembaruan
Chairman Presidium with Petrus Selestinus as daily executive chairman[1]
Secretary-General Robert Samosir
Founded 1 December 2005
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number 16
Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
DPR Seats 0

The Democratic Renewal Party (Indonesian: Partai Demokrasi Pembaruan (PDP)) is a political party in Indonesia. It was established in 2005 by former members of the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle (PDI-P) who were once close aides of party leader Megawati Sukarnoputri. Following the 2005 PDI-P congress, differences appeared over the nature of democratic methods within the party. A group of people, including Petrus Selestinus, took the view that although the PDI-P was a modern political party, it still used the old authoritarian methods such as giving absolute prerogative rights to the party chairman and having only one candidate for senior positions. This group then established the Democratic Renewal Party. Unlike the PDI-P, it has a system of collective leadership, with 35 people forming the national leadership.[2][3]

The party contested the 2009 elections, but won only 0.9 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning it gained no seats in the People's Representative Council.[4][5][6]

Regional strength[edit]

In the legislative election held on 9 April 2009, support for the PDP was higher than the party's national average in the following provinces:

North Sumatra 1.2%

Central Java 1.1%

Yogyakarta 1.0%

West Kalimantan 1.0%

Central Kalimantan 1.1%

Bali 0.9%

East Nusa Tenggara 2.8%

North Sulawesi 1.1%

Central Sulawesi 1.2%

South Sulawesi 0.9%

South East Sulawesi 2.3%

West Papua 2.2%

Papua 1.2%


  1. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, p.31
  2. ^ The Jakarta Post (12/2/05) PDP deemed serious threat to PDI-P (Accessed 20/7/08)
  3. ^ Satu Tawaran Pembaruan... (An Offer of Renewal) Interview with Roy BB Janis in Kompas 6 September 2008 p5
  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
  6. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39

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