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PDI-P’s transformation: From complementary entity to political stardom

  • Imanuddin Razak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 27 2020   /  02:10 am
It’s official: The national congress of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) on Dec. 22, 1993, elected Megawati Soekarnoputri, the eldest daughter of founding president Sukarno, as chairwoman for the 1993 to 1998 leadership period. PDI was an amalgamation of five political parties, which agreed to coalesce on Jan. 10, 1973, following a People’s Consultative Assembly decree on the simplification of political parties. (JP/Arief Hidayat)(PDI) on Dec. 22, 1993, elected Megawati Soekarnoputri, the eldest daughter of founding president Sukarno, as chairwoman for the 1993 to 1998 leadership period. PDI was an amalgamation of five political parties, which agreed to coalesce on Jan. 10, 1973, following a People’s Consultative Assembly decree on the simplification of political parties. (JP/Arief Hidayat)

It’s official: The national congress of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) on Dec. 22, 1993, elected Megawati Soekarnoputri, the eldest daughter of founding president Sukarno, as chairwoman for the 1993 to 1998 leadership period. PDI was an amalgamation of five political parties, which agreed to coalesce on Jan. 10, 1973, following a People’s Consultative Assembly decree on the simplification of political parties. (JP/Arief Hidayat)The rise of the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) — the winner of the last two national legislative and presidential elections in 2014 and 2019 — has been almost beyond imagination. After being a pariah political party throughout the three-decade rule of the New Order administration, when it was called the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI), it has taken the lead in the country’s political affairs since the start of the Reform Era in ...