Sovereignty Party

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Sovereignty Party

Partai Kedaulatan
ChairmanIbrahim Basrah
Secretary-GeneralSyirato Syafei
Founded4 October 2006
HeadquartersJakarta
IdeologyPancasila
DPR seats0
Website
www.partai-kedaulatan.org

The Sovereignty Party (Indonesian: Partai Kedaulatan) was 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 was open to all Indonesian citizens, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, profession, social status or gender.[1]

Party Philosophy[edit]

The party had 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 aimed to be a party that was the choice of the people and that was consistent in struggling for and prioritizing their rights and sovereignty as expressed in the Constitution of Indonesia. Other policies included 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 was reported to be close to former Jakarta governor Sutiyoso, a candidate in the 2009 Indonesian presidential election and considered him as a presidential 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] The party intended to contest the 2014 elections, but failed to fulfill the criteria set by the General Elections Commission, and along with nine other parties which also failed to qualify, decided to merge into the People's Conscience Party (Hanura).[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Figur magazine, Edition XXIX/2008, pp42-43 PT. Panca Wira Karsa, Jakarta, ISSN 1978-9386 (2008)
  2. ^ Figur magazine, Edition XXIX/2008, pp 41, 42-43 PT. Panca Wira Karsa, Jakarta, ISSN 1978-9386 (2008)
  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[permanent dead link] accessed 29 September 2008 (Indonesian)
  5. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website "Bab V: Hasil Pemilu" (Section V: Election Results p45
  6. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats
  7. ^ Dian Maharani (14 April 2011). "Sepuluh Parpol Tak Lolos Verifikasi Gabung ke Hanura (Ten Paties that Failed the Verification Join Hanura)" (in Indonesian). Kompas. Retrieved 18 March 2018.