Daily Archives: 19 April 2004

2004 Indonesian Legislative Election Results So Far

On 20 April, the Jakarta Post reports the ongoing Indonesian vote tally as of last Friday, with something like 75% of the votes counted.

JAKARTA (JP): Provisional vote tally from the General Elections Commission (KPU) as of 2:45 a.m. on Friday is as follows:

Rank – Party – Votes – %

1. (20) The Golkar Party: 19,287,067 (21.11%)

[former President Suharto’s old party]

2. (18) The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P): 17,814,035 (19.49%)

[current President Megawati’s party]

3. (15) The National Awakening Party (PKB): 10,886,977 (11.91%)

[former President Gus Dur’s (= Abdurrahman Wahid’s) party]

4. (5) The United Development Party (PPP): 7,615,482 (8.33%)

[former rural Muslim party]

5. (9) The Democratic Party (PD): 6,879,372 (7.53%)

[Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s spinoff from PDI-P]

6. (16) The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS): 6,549,961 (7.17%)

[“Caring and clean”–and peaceful]

7. (13) The National Mandate Party (PAN): 5,918,636 (6.48%)

[Amien Rais’s urban-based reform party]

8. (3) The Crescent Star Party (PBB): 2,345,426 (2.57%)

[sectarian pro-syariah party]

9. (17) The Reform Star Party (PBR): 2,099,182 (2.30%)

[sectarian pro-syariah party]

10. (14) The Concern for the Nation Functional Party (PKPB): 1,945,837 (2.13%)

[Suharto clan party headed by his daughter “Tutut”]

Below the 2% threshold: the Prosperous Peace Party (PDS), which aims to represent the Christian minorities. It seems a good sign that, in a country 88% Muslim and riven by religious strife, the most highly sectarian parties garnered such tiny fractions of the vote.

The parties who win a minimum of 20% of the votes for the parliamentary elections are eligible to nominate their candidate for the presidential election on 5 July 2004.

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