Independent Voice of the Acehnese Party

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Independent Voice of the Acehnese Party
Partai Suara Independent
Rakyat Aceh, SIRA
Chairman M Taufiq Abda
Secretary-General Arhama
Founded December 2007
Headquarters Banda Aceh
Ballot number 37
DPR Seats N/A (New Party)

The Independent Voice of the Acehnese Party (Indonesian: Partai Suara Independen Rakyat Aceh, SIRA) is a regional political party in Indonesia. The party's initials, SIRA originally stood for the Information Center for a Referendum on Aceh, which was established in 1999, but the organization assumed its current name for the 2009 elections. The party's first chairman was the then deputy governor of Aceh.[1][2]

It contested the 2009 elections in the province of Aceh, where it was seen as the main challenger for the Aceh Party. However, the party won only 38,157 votes, or 1.78% of the Aceh turnout. It failed to qualify for the 2014 elections.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ International Crisis Group Update (2008) Briefing Asia Briefing N°81, Jakarta/Brussels, 9 September 2008 Indonesia: Pre-Election Anxieties in Aceh
  2. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, pp46-47
  3. ^ Nainggolan, Bestian; Wahyu, Yohan (2016). Partai Politik Indonesia 1999-2019 (in Indonesian). Jakarta: Kompas Media Nusantara. pp. 227–228. ISBN 978-602-412-005-4. 
  4. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/08/18/finally-aceh-local-parties-take-part-general-election.html Jakarta Post online: Finally, Aceh local parties take part general election Accessed 10/9/08