PKB targets 100 seats in 2014 election
The National Awakening Party (PKB) is
targeting 100 seats in the 2014 legislative election and is counting
on religious leaders (kiai) to help them reach their target.
“We will form an assembly of kiai
from the villages to expand the party’s network,” PKB’s Helmy
Faisal Zani said Sunday in Jakarta, as quoted by Tempointeraktif.com.
He said that the party is currently
recruiting kiai in the villages.
The Party is preparing for its national
meeting to be held next Tuesday and Wednesday. As many as 1,202
delegates, including a number of kiai, are expected to attend the
The meeting’s organizing committee
chairman Hanif Dakhiri said that the target was viewed as
challenging, but achievable, for providing the party’s political
machine to function as it should.
PKB secured 28 seats in the previous
national legislative election in 2009.