Sovereignty Party

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Sovereignty Party
Partai Kedaulatan
Chairman Ibrahim Basrah
Secretary-General Syirato Syafei
Founded 4 October 2006
Headquarters Jakarta
Ideology Pancasila
Ballot number 11
Presidential candidate Megawati Sukarnoputri
DPR Seats 0
Website
www.partai-kedaulatan.org

The Sovereignty Party (Indonesian: Partai Kedaulatan) is a political party in Indonesia and a contestant in the 2009 elections.

Background[edit]

The party was established in Jakarta on 2 October 2006 following a deep study of article 1 of the Constitution of Indonesia, which states that sovereignty is in the hands of the people and is exercised according to the Constitution. Membership is open to all Indonesian citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, profession, social status or gender.[1]

Party Philosophy[edit]

The party has a vision to bring about an Indonesian nation that is sovereign, has a religious and nationalistic perspective, that is strong and prosperous and that has an equal standing in the international community. It aims to be a party that is the choice of the people and that is consistent in struggling for and prioritizing their rights and sovereignty as expressed in the Constitution of Indonesia. Other policies include support for the 30% minimum of female legislative candidates in the interest of gender equality, transparency in governance and regional autonomy in the management of natural resources. in order to avoid national disintegration. It is reported to be close to former Jakarta governor Sutiyoso, a candidate in the 2009 Indonesian presidential election but although it has considered him, has yet to decide on a candidate[2][3][4]

In the 2009 elections, the party 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.[3][5][6]

Regional strength[edit]

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

Bengkulu 1.9%

Jambi 0.4%

South Sumatra 0.7%

Lampung 0.6%

Bangka-Belitung Islands 0.5%

East Java 0.5%

West Kalimantan 0.6%

Central Kalimantan 0.4%

South Kalimantan 0.6%

East Kalimantan 0.7%

West Nusa Tenggara 0.7%

East Nusa Tenggara 1.0%

West Sulawesi 0.6%

North Sulawesi 0.5%

Central Sulawesi 0.5%

South Sulawesi 0.7%

South East Sulawesi 1.4%

North Maluku 1.1%

West Papua 1.0%

Papua 1.3%

References[edit]

  • Figur magazine, Edition XXIX/2008, PT. Panca Wira Karsa, Jakarta, ISSN 1978-9386

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Figur (2008) pp42-43
  2. ^ Figur (2008) pp 41, 42-43
  3. ^ a b Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39
  4. ^ http://www.indonesiamemilih.com/partai/view/03 accessed 29 September 2008 (Indonesian)
  5. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website Official Election Results
  6. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats