Indonesian Unity Party

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Indonesian Unity Party
Partai Sarikat Indonesia
Founded 2002
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number
Presidential candidate Megawati Sukarnoputri
DPR Seats 0

The Indonesian Unity Party (Indonesian: Partai Sarikat Indonesia) is a political party in Indonesia.

It has its origins in an August 2002 meeting of 15 political parties that had failed to reach the electoral threshold in the 1999 legislative election to qualify for the subsequent election. The idea was that the parties would band together to establish a new party. However, this proved impossible because of differences such as religion and ideologies. Three parties soon dropped out, then another two but driven by the desire to take part in the next election, the remaining ten formed an alliance. By the time the Bogor Political Memorandum was signed on 24 November 2002 only eight parties remained. The following month, the new party was founded.

In the 2004 legislative election, the Indonesian Unity Party won 0.6% of the popular vote and no seats. After initially failing to qualify, following a lawsuit, the party won the right to contest the 2009 elections, in which it won only 0.14 percent of the vote and no seats. [1][2][3][4][5]


  1. ^ Indonesian
  2. ^ accessed 29 September 2008
  3. ^ Akhirnya KPU Putuskan 4 Parpol Gurem Ikut Pemilu 2009 (Finally the General Elections Commission Allows 4 small parties to contest the 2009 elections
  4. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website[permanent dead link] Official Election Results
  5. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Archived 13 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine. Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats