National Sun Party

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National Sun Party

Partai Matahari Bangsa
ChairmanImam Addaruqutni
Secretary-GeneralAhmad Rofiq
Founded26 December 2006
HeadquartersJakarta
IdeologyIslam
Conservatism
Ballot number18
DPR seats0
Website
http://www.pmb.or.id/

The National Sun Party (Indonesian: Partai Matahari Bangsa) is a political party in Indonesia. It contested the 2009 elections.[1]

The party was established by activists from the National Mandate Party (PAN) who were frustrated at the way their path to the leadership was blocked by the older generation. The party was founded by members of the Muhammadiyah, and some senior party members still belong to the organization, as do 75% of party members. The party hopes that younger people will assume leadership of Indonesia in 2014. It set a target of 30 seats in the 2009 legislative election, but won only 0.4 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning it was awarded no seats in the People's Representative Council.[2][3][4][5]

Regional strength[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39
  2. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website[permanent dead link] Official Election Results
  3. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats
  4. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39
  5. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, pp34-35