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Nasdem Party declared, set to join 2014 polls

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 27 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: The Nasdem Party, which is linked to the mass organization National Democrat (Nasdem), declared Tuesday its establishment as a political party ahead of the 2014 general elections.

Party secretary-general Ahmad Rofiq read out the party’s manifesto titled “Indonesia’s Restoration” before party members from all 33 provinces.

“The Nasdem Party aims to establish a mature democracy where diversity and unity stand together, and where dynamics, competition and freedom are in harmony to sustain people’s prosperity,” Rofiq was quoted as saying by Antara news agency.

The ceremony was attended by a number of prominent figures, including former vice president Jusuf Kalla.

The party, partly funded by former Golkar Party member and media mogul Surya Paloh, has registered with the Law and Human Rights Ministry to join the upcoming general elections in 2...