Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>  Daily News  >>  Indonesia News >>  Politics  >> Indonesia: Ruling party to take in Golkar ino coalition

NEWS UPDATES 15 October 2009

Indonesia: Ruling party to take in Golkar ino coalition

Related Stories

October 7, 2009Indonesia: Yudhoyono to unveil cabinet after taking office

September 28, 2009
Indonesian corruption watchdog in danger of losing independence

August 13, 2009
Let Suu Kyi contest election, Indonesia tells Myanmar

August 9, 2009
ANZ Bank bullsih in Indonesia after acquisition of RBS

July 23, 2009
Indonesia calls for release of Myanmar democracy leader

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has confirmed the Golkar Party's inclusion in a coalition in support of the new government, as he gets set to vet candidates for the next Cabinet on Thursday, the Jakarta Post reported.

The President also said a potential partnership between his Democratic Party and the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) had ended with the election of PDI-P chief patron Taufik Kiemas as People's Consultative Assembly (MPR) speaker, and that it would not continue either in the government or at the House of Representatives.

Yudhoyono said new Golkar chairman Aburizal Bakrie had expressed Golkar's willingness to stay in the government and extend its coalition with the Democratic Party in parliament.

"So as of tonight, our coalition consists of six parties," Yudhoyono said at a press conference at his private residence in Cikeas, West Java, on Wednesday.

The parties in the coalition are the Democratic Party, Golkar, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN), the United Development Party (PPP) and the National Awakening Party (PKB).

All the parties except Golkar supported Yudhoyono's bid for the presidency, while Golkar joined forces with the People’s Conscience Party (Gerindra) to nominate then Golkar chairman Jusuf Kalla as its presidential candidate. The PDI-P teamed up with the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) to nominate its chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri.

"Of course I respect the PDI-P, Gerindra and Hanura for opting not to join with us,” Yudhoyono said. “I’ve heard some of them won’t form an opposition bloc."


 

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com
Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below 

Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com