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Democratic Party controls
26% of parliamentary seats

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's Democratic Party has sealed its victory in the legislative elections by amassing 148 seats at the House of Representatives, or 26.43 percent of total seats, according to the General Elections Commission (KPU).

Antara state news agency reported the KPU completed the allocation of House seats for parties early Sunday morning.

Based on the KPU's allocation, only nine parties managed to meet the minimum 2.5 percent parliamentary threshold and therefore send their representatives to the House.

According to the KPU seat allocation, second place goes to the Golkar Party, which managed to collect 108 seats, or 19.29 percent of total seats, followed by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) with 93 seats (16.61 percent) and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) with 59 seats (10.54 percent).

The National Mandate Party (PAN) was next in the fifth place with 42 seats (7.50 percent), followed by the United Development Party (PPP) with 39 seats (6.96 percent), the Great Indonesian Movement Party (Gerindra) with 30 seats (5.36 percent), the National Awakening Party (PKB) with 26 seats (4.64 percent) and the People's Conscience Party (Hanura) with 15 seats (2.68 percent).

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