Perindo Party

The Indonesian Unity Party (Indonesian: Partai Persatuan Indonesia, Partai Perindo) is a political party in Indonesia. The party was founded on 7 February 2015 by media tycoon Hary Tanoesoedibjo, owner of the MNC Group and business partner of former US President Donald Trump.

Indonesian Unity Party
Partai Persatuan Indonesia
General ChairmanHary Tanoesoedibjo
Secretary-GeneralAhmad Rofiq
Founded17 February 2015; 6 years ago (17 February 2015)
Split fromHanura
HeadquartersJakarta
Youth wingPemuda Perindo (Perindo's Youth)
Women's wingKartini Perindo (Perindo's Kartini)
IdeologyPancasila
Populism
Political positionCentre-right[1]
Anthem"Mars Perindo"
("Perindo's March")
Ballot number9
DPR seats
0 / 575
DPRD I seats
29 / 2,207
Website
www.partaiperindo.com

BackgroundEdit

Hary Tanoesoedibjo established Perindo Party following his disappointing forays into politics with two other parties.[2] In 2011, he joined the Nasdem Party (Partai Nasional Demokrat) of fellow media baron Surya Paloh, but he quit the party in January 2013 after a falling out with Paloh.[3] In February 2013, he announced he would launch a mass organization called Perindo (United Indonesia), which he hoped would eventually become a political party.[4] In mid-2013 he joined the People's Conscience Party (Hati Nurani Rakyat, Hanura), which nominated him as the running mate of former military commander Wiranto for the 2014 presidential election, but the party was unable to field candidates after a poor showing in the 2014 general election. Hary left Hanura because he disagreed with its decision to support Joko Widodo in the 2014 presidential election.[5] He subsequently transformed Perindo into a full political party, launched at Jakarta International Expo convention center in Kemayoran, Jakarta on 7 February 2015.[6]

Hary has stated he may consider running for the Indonesian presidency in 2019.[7] Under Indonesia's election rules, he will need to be nominated by a party or coalition that controls at least 20% of seats in parliament or won 25% of the popular vote in the previous general election. Perindo has said it may consider filing for a judicial review if the People's Representative Council insists on maintaining this threshold.[8]

In 2017 Hary was investigated for intimidation after allegedly sending tax investigators looking into his company's tax returns an SMS announcing that he would "cleanse" the country of undemocratic law enforcers once he had become Indonesia's leader.[9]

Political alliancesEdit

Perindo was allied with former general Prabowo Subianto's Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), which is part of the Red and White Coalition (KMP) that stands in opposition to President Joko Widodo.[10] Hary in 2015 declared that Perindo and KMP share the same ideology "to fight for the people".

In 2017, Perindo declared its support for Anies Baswedan and Sandiaga Uno, who were victorious in the 19 April runoff Jakarta gubernatorial election, defeating Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.[11]

However, for the 2019 presidential election, it declared its support for incumbent Joko Widodo.[12]

Party platformEdit

Like other Indonesian secular parties, Perindo espouses values of prosperity and justice for all Indonesian citizens. The party's official vision is to make Indonesia a progressive, united, fair, affluent, prosperous, sovereign, dignified and cultured nation.[13]

Perindo's six-point mission statement is:

1. Realizing a just government, which upholds the values of law in accordance with the 1945 Constitution.

2. Realizing a government free of corruption, collusion and nepotism for an independent and dignified Indonesia.

3. Realizing a sovereign, dignified Indonesia in order to maintain the integrity of the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

4. Creating a just, affluent and prosperous society based on Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution in the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia.

5. Upholding rights, human rights and supremacy of the law in which Pancasila and the 1945 Constitution to realize justice and legal certainty in order to protect the life of the people, nation and state.

6. Encouraging national economic growth that contributes directly to the welfare of Indonesian citizens.

LeadershipEdit

  • Chairman: Hary Tanoesoedibjo
  • Head of Organization: Syafril Nasution
  • Head of Cadres, Members and Witnesses: Armyn Gultom
  • Head of Research and Development and IT: Sururi Alfaruq
  • Head of Political Affairs: Arya Mahendra Sinulingga
  • Head of Education and Culture: Budiyanto Darmastono
  • Head of Law and Advocacy: Christophorus Taufik
  • Head of Women's Empowerment: Ruth Purnamasari
  • Head of Economic and Social Affairs: A. Wishnu Handoyono
  • Head of Inter-Agency Relations: Mohammad Yamin Tawary
  • Head of Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security: Didi Supriyanto
  • Head of Religious Affairs: Abdul Khaliq Ahmad
  • Head of Youth Voters and Youth: Anna Luthfie
  • Head of Labor and Employment: Wina Armada Sukardi
  • Head of Energy and Natural Resources: Carol Daniel Kadang
  • Secretary General: Ahmad Rofiq
  • Treasurer: Henry Suparman

Election resultsEdit

Legislative election resultsEdit

Election Ballot number Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Party leader
2019 9
0 / 575
3,738,320 2.67%  , Governing coalition Hary Tanoesoedibjo

Presidential election resultsEdit

Election Ballot number Candidate Running mate 1st round
(Total votes)
Share of votes Outcome 2nd round
(Total votes)
Share of votes Outcome
2019 01 Joko Widodo Ma'ruf Amin 85,607,362 55.50% Elected  Y

Note: Bold text suggests the party's member

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hary Tanoe Beberkan Perbedaan Perindo dengan Parpol Lain Meski Berideologi Sama Pancasila. 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Hary founds own political party". 9 February 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  3. ^ Zaman, Asep Nur (21 January 2013). "Ini Alasan Hary Tanoe Mundur dari Nasdem". Republika. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  4. ^ Saudale, Vento (6 February 2013). "Hary Tanoesoedibjo to Establish His Own Mass Organization". The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Hary Tanoe to quit Hanura". The Jakarta Post. 21 May 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  6. ^ Artikel:"Hary Tanoe Mau Ajak Jokowi Gabung Partai Barunya" di Kompas.com
  7. ^ Harvey, Adam (2 January 2017). "Donald Trump's Indonesian business partner Hary Tanoe 'may try to run for president'". ABC News. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  8. ^ "Perindo Merasa Berhak Langsung Usung Capres 2019". JPNN.com. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Media mogul declared intimidation suspect". Jakarta Post. June 23, 2017.
  10. ^ "Hary Tanoe's Perindo Joins Prabowo's Camp". Tempo.co. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  11. ^ Suhartadi, Imam (15 March 2017). "Perindo to Support Anies-Sandiaga". The Jakarta Globe. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  12. ^ Prastiwi, Devira (2 August 2017). "Partai Hary Tanoe Dukung Jokowi di Pilpres 2019". liputan6 (in Indonesian). Retrieved 26 April 2018.
  13. ^ "Profile Perindo". Partai Perindo. Retrieved 2 May 2017.