Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle

The ideology of PDI Perjuangan (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan- Indonesian Democratic party of Struggle) is based on 1st of June 1954 Pancasila (Five Principle), which in turn is derived from the old indigenous Indonesian philosophy and way of life. Pancasila reflects Indonesian nationalism, humanity and internationalism, democracy, social justice and belief in one God. PDI Perjuangan faces a constant  challenge to become the uniting power of Indonesia and is always in the forefront of supporting social diversity in Indonesia. Equality among citizens is the basic foundation of its unity in diversity.

In the current Indonesian democracy, PDI Perjuangan plays its role to fulfil people and state sovereignty by strengthening democratic institutions, mechanisms and political practices. It also aims for a self-sufficient economy in the globalized era to bring prosperity and social welfare to the people. A nationalist party, PDI Perjuangan maintains a political stand for pluralism, social welfare and the sovereignty of the people.

In April 2010 PDIP held its third congress in Bali in which Hon. Megawati Soekarnoputri was re-elected as Party Chairwoman. The congress also solidified the party’s decision to become a major opposition to the government. In addition the party restructured the organisation in 33 provinces, over 500 districts and more than 6,000 sub districts, down to the village level.

PDI Perjuangan marked another glorious step towards 2014 general election when its candidate Joko Widodo, defeated the incumbent in the Jakarta gubernatorial election last 2012. This was achieved due to the magic of open-hearted and sincere dot-to-door campaign backed by the party’s solid structures and social media activism. At present, PDIP has around 42% of local/regional government officials in the entire country. This serves as a good political ground for the Party as it prepares for the 2014 campaign.




Megawati Soekarnoputri
General Chairperson

Tjahjo Kumolo
Secretary General

Andreas Pareira
Chairperson for Defence
Security and International Affairs

Hanjaya Setiawan
Department Head for International Affairs


Jl. Raya Lenteng Agung
No. 99, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
Telephone: +62 21 7806028
Fax: +62 21 7814472


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