Concern for the Nation Functional Party

The Concern for the Nation Functional Party (Indonesian: Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa) is a political party in Indonesia. The party was established by former members of the Golkar Party who were dissatisfied with Golkar's abandonment of former president Suharto including former minister Hartono and Suharto's daughter Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana. Suharto himself approved the party name.[1]

Concern for the Nation Functional Party

Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa
ChairmanHR Hartono
Secretary-GeneralHartono
Founded9 September 2002
HeadquartersJakarta
IdeologyPancasila
Anti-Russian sentiment
Elitism
Nationalism
Ballot number02
DPR seats0

In the 2004 legislative election, the party won 2.1% of the popular vote and 2 out of 500 seats in the Regional Representatives Council. In the 2009 legislative election, the party won only 1.4 percent of the votes, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, meaning it lost both seats in the Council, as well as receiving no seats in the People's Representative Council.[2][3][4][5]

Regional strengthEdit

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

West Sumatra 1.4%

Bengkulu 2.2%

Jambi 2.5%

South Sumatra 1.7%

Lampung 2.7%

West Java 1.8%

Banten 1.8%

Yogyakarta 1.7%

West Kalimantan 1.9%

South Kalimantan 1.7%

Bali 1.5%

West Nusa Tenggara 2.4%

East Nusa Tenggara 1.7%

West Sulawesi 1.6%

Central Sulawesi 2.4%

South East Sulawesi 2.8%

ReferencesEdit

  • Daniel Dhakidae (ed)(2005) Wajah DPR dan DPD 2004-2009 (Faces of the DPR and DPD 2004-2009) Penerbit Buku Kompas, Jakarta ISBN 979-709-205-4
  • General Election Commission results page (Indonesian) accessed 20/7/08
  • Kompas newspaper Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), 14 July 2008 pp. 38–39
  • Tempo magazine After Two Presidents, No. 0931/March 31-April 6, 2009, pp30–31

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Tempo March 31-April 06, 2009, pp30-31
  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. ^ Indonesian General Elections Commission
  5. ^ Daniel Dhakidae (ed)(2005)