Jakarta wraps up vote recapitulation, Democratic Party leads
Three weeks after the April 9 legislative election, the Jakarta Regional Elections Commission (KPUD) finally wrapped up its polls recapitulation Saturday and announced the names of 94 city councilors for the upcoming five-year period.
Of the 94 seats in the city council, 32 seats went to the Democratic Party, 18 to the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and 11 to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P).
The United Development Party (PPP) and the Golkar Party both secured 7 seats.
Only 10 of the 38 political parties competing in the 2009 election could secure seats in the city council.
Among the winning candidates announced were actress-turned-politician Wanda, Hamidah from the National Mandate Party (PAN), head of PKS' Jakarta chapter Triwisaksana and the head of the city council's Golkar faction Inggard Joshua.
The KPUD head Juri Ardiantoro said it was possible for candidates or political parties who felt disappointed with the final results of the Jakarta election to bring their protests to the Constitutional Court.
"If they win their case in court, it is possible we may see a few changes in the seat configuration of the city council," he said.
In the 2009 general election, there were more than 2,000 councilor candidates in Jakarta. (hwa)
The 10 political parties securing seats in the city council
1. The Democratic Party 32 seats
2. The Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) 18 seats
3. The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) 11 seats
4. The Golkar Party 7 seats
5. The United Development Party (PPP) 7 seats
6. The Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) 6 seats
7. The People’s Conscience Party (Hanura) 4 seats
8. The Prosperous Peace Party (PDS) 4 seats
9. The National Mandate Party (PAN) 4 seats
10. The National Awakening Party (PKB) 1 seats