Aceh Party

Infobox Indonesian Political Party
name_english = Aceh Party
name_native = Partai Aceh

leader = Muzakkir Manaf, (Chairman)
foundation = 2008
headquarters =
DPRseats = N/A (New Party)
ideology =
website =
The Aceh Party (Indonesian: "Partai Aceh") is a regional political party in Indonesia. It is to contest the 2009 elections in the province of Aceh. [ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2008/08/18/finally-aceh-local-parties-take-part-general-election.html Jakarta Post online: Finally, Aceh local parties take part general election Accessed 10/9/08]

It was formerly known as GAM Party ("Partai GAM") after the Free Aceh Movement (GAM), the seperatist group that fought for independence for the province. Many of its leaders were senior figures in the movement. It is expected to be "the party to beat" in the elections. [ [http://www.crisisgroup.org/library/documents/asia/south_east_asia/b81_indonesia___pre_election_anxieties_in_aceh.pdf International Crisis Group Update (2008) Briefing Asia Briefing N°81, Jakarta/Brussels, 9 September 2008 Indonesia: Pre-Election Anxieties in Aceh] ]

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