New Indonesia Party of Struggle

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New Indonesia Party of Struggle
Partai Perjuangan Indonesia Baru
Chairman Kartini Syahrir
Secretary-General Edi Danggur
Founded 23 September 2002
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number 10
Presidential candidate Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
DPR Seats 0
Website
partai-pib.or.id

The New Indonesia Party of Struggle (Indonesian: Partai Perjuangan Indonesia Baru) is a political party in Indonesia. It was established as the New Indonesia Alliance Party (Partai Perhimpunan Indonesia Baru) by the economist Dr. Sjahrir and was initially made up of university students, middle-class people and the leaders of several political parties. In a speech on 23 September 2002, Sjahrir said he wanted to establish the party because he was frustrated and angry with the political situation dominated by corruption and the craving for power.[1]

At the last legislative elections, 5 April 2004, the party won 0.6% of the popular vote and no seats in the People's Representative Council. It is to contest the 2009 elections under the new name New Indonesia Party of Struggle.[2]

Dr. Sjahrir stepped down as chairman of the party when the 2004 elected president of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, appointed Syahrir as Economic Advisor to the President on 11 April 2007.[3] He was succeeded by his wife, Dr. Nurmala Kartini Sjahrir, chairman of the Indonesian Anthropological Association (according to Minister of Law and Human Rights Republic of Indonesia decree number M.HH-08.AH.11.01 Year 2008)

On 28 July 2008, the party founder and first chairman, Dr. Syahrir, died in Singapore [4]

On 10 November 2008, the party officially stated its candidate for the 2009 presidential election was incumbent President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono [5]

The party contested the 2009 elections, the party won only 0.2 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning it was awarded no seats in the People's Representative Council.[6][7]

Vision and mission[edit]

The party vision and mission is to developed a new Indonesia which is fair, democratic and plural.[8]

  • Fair means jobs assurance, fair tax system, economic growth, elimination of poverty
  • Democratic means human rights protection, justice for all, government transparency, people's control
  • Plural means guarantee of the existence of various culture, freedom of speech, no discrimination, minority protection, freedom of religion.

References[edit]

  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 pp148-150
  2. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 148-150
  3. ^ "President Yudhoyono to install Wantimpres members". 
  4. ^ "Sjahrir Passed Away Kompas newspaper, accessed 2008-08-03". 
  5. ^ PIB website accessed 16/11/08 (in Indonesian)
  6. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website Official Election Results
  7. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats
  8. ^ "Tentang Partai PIB".