Indonesian Democratic Vanguard Party

The Indonesian Democratic Vanguard Party (Indonesian: Partai Penegak Demokrasi Indonesia) was a political party in Indonesia. It was a continuation of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI), one of the two state-approved parties during the New Order. After the PDI failed to achieve enough votes in the 1999 legislative elections to qualify for the 2004 elections, it changed its name to the Indonesian Democratic Vanguard Party (PDI Party).[1] In 2004 it won one seat. The party contested the 2009 legislative election, but won only 0.13 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, thereby losing its only seat in the People's Representative Council.[2][3][4][5] Following its poor result in the 2009 vote, the party joined nine other smaller parties to form the National Unity Party (Indonesian: Partai Persatuan Nasional).[6] The party also attempted to contest the 2014 elections, but failed to fulfill the criteria set by the General Elections Commission, and along with nine other parties who also failed to qualify, decided to merge into the People's Conscience Party (Hanura).[7]

Indonesian Democratic Vanguard Party
Partai Penegak Demokrasi Indonesia
ChairmanMentik Budiwiyono
Secretary-GeneralJoseph William Lea Wea
Founded10 January 2003
Dissolved10 March 2013
Preceded byPDI
Merged intoHanura


  1. ^ Bambang Setiawan & Bestian Nainggolan (Eds) (2004) Partai-Partai Politik Indonesia: Ideologi dan Program 2004-2009 (Indonesian Political Parties: Ideologies and Programs 2004-2009 Kompas ISBN 979-709-121-X. p213
  2. ^ Indonesian General Election Commission website "Bab V: Hasil Pemilu" (Section V: Election Results) p45
  3. ^ The Jakarta Post 10 May 2009 Archived 13 May 2009 at the Wayback Machine Democratic Party controls 26% of parliamentary seats
  4. ^ Profil Partai Politik (Profile of Political Parties), Kompas newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 38-39
  5. ^ Tempo magazine No. 0931/March 31-April 06, 2009, p.33
  6. ^ Ajeng Ritzki Pitakasari (14 April 2011). "Tersingkir di Pemilu 2009, Sepuluh Partai Dirikan Partai Persatuan Nasional (Sidelined from the election, 10 parties establish the National Unity Party)". (in Indonesian). Republika online. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  7. ^ Dian Maharani (10 March 2013). "Sepuluh Parpol Tak Lolos Verifikasi Gabung ke Hanura". Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 18 March 2018.