Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle

The ideology of PDI Perjuangan (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan – Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle) is based on Pancasila (Five principles) derived from the old indigenous Indonesian philosophy and the 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 fulfill 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 strand for pluralism, social welfare, and the sovereignty of the people.

In April 2010, PDI Perjuangan held its third party congress in Bali in which Hon. Megawati Soekarnoputri was re-elected as party chair-woman. The congress also solidified the party’s decision to become a major opposition to the government. In addition, the party restructured the organization 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 the 2014 general elections when  its candidate Joko Widodo, defeated the incumbent governor in the Jakarta gubernatorial election last 2012. He then ran and won the presidential elections in July 2014 with more than 53% of the votes garnered nationally, over rival Prabowo Subianto who garnered just less than 47%. PDI-P won 19% of the legislative votes in the parliamentary elections in April of the same year.



Megawati Soekarnoputri
General Chairperson

Hasto Kristiyanto
Secretary General

Hanjaya Setiawan
International Liaison to CALD


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Telephone: +62 21 7806028
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The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD) was inaugurated in Bangkok in 1993, with the support of then Thai Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai and South Korea’s Kim Dae-Jung. CALD, which offers a unique platform for dialogue and cooperation, is the only regional alliance of liberal and democratic political parties in Asia.
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