Regional Unity Party

Infobox Indonesian Political Party
name_english = Regional Unity Party
name_native = Partai Persatuan Daerah

chair = Oesman Sapta
SecGen = Adhie M Massardi
foundation = 2002
headquarters = Jakarta
DPRseats = 0
ideology = Pancasila
website = [http://www.partaipersatuandaerah.com partaipersatuandaerah.com]
BallNo = 12
The Regional Unity Party (Indonesian: "Partai Persatuan Daerah") is a political party in Indonesia. The party was founded as a result of the reforms to the People's Consultative Assembly, Indonesia's supreme law-making body which used to consist of the elected People's Representative Council plus members appointed from the regions and functional groups. When these unelected members were removed in 1999 after the first [democratic elections following the fall of Suharto, several regional representatives' led by Oesman Sapta, tried to reestablish the Regional Representatives Faction. The members of this faction took the view that the elected Regional Representatives Council, which replaced the unelected members of the People's Consultative Assembly, would not be effective as it was too small. They therefore decided to establish a political party to represent the interests of the regions.

At the last legislative elections, 5 April 2004, the party won 0.6% of the popular vote and no seats in the People's Representative Council.It is to contest the 2009 elections. [ "Profil Partai Politik" (Profile of Political Parties), "Kompas" newspaper 14 July 2008 pp. 431-434] "Partai-Partai Politik Indonesia: Ideologi dan Program 2004-2009 (Indonesian Political Parties: Ideologies and Programs 2004-2009" Kompas (1999) ISBN 979-709-121-X pp164-166] .

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