The Democratic Party
() is a political party
, was founded on 9 September 2001. Its ideology is based on the Indonesian concept of Pancasila
The 2001 Special Session of the People's Consultative Assembly
which resulted in Megawati Sukarnoputri
's election as President of Indonesia caused a vacancy in the position of Vice President. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono
was one candidate who competed for the Vice Presidency, losing out to Hamzah Haz
Yudhoyono's supporters saw Yudhoyono's participation in the Vice Presidential election as a sign of his popularity and recognized Yudhoyono's potential as a possible leader for Indonesia. One of these supporters, Vence Rumangkang approached Yudhoyono with the idea of forming a political party to help shore up support for the 2004 Presidential Elections. Yudhoyono approved of the idea and after going the basic concepts left Rumangkang in charge of forming the Party.
From 12–19 August 2001, Rumangkang began holding a series meetings to discuss the formation of the Party while holding consultations with Yudhoyono who was now serving as the Coordinating Minister for Politics and Security. Yudhoyono personally led the meeting on 19 August and on the 20th August 2001, the basic outline of the party was finalized.
On 9 September 2001 (Yudhoyono's 52nd birthday), the formation of Democratic Party was officially declared and on 10 September 2001, it was registered the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights. The party also elected... Read More