The New Era
Implementing the wish of the people, a general election participated by 48 political parties has been organized in June, 1999.
As a result thereof, several parties got significant seats in the Houses and some are not successful. The successful parties are namely: 1. PDI-P (Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle) – with more than 33% of votes 2. Golkar Party 3. PPP. 4. PKB. 5. PAN. 6. PBB. 7. PK and other 14 smaller parties.
The DPR (Parliament)
The MPR (The People's Consultative Assembly)
representatives (135 members) and interest groups representing a.o. : workers, farmers, enterprenuers, religious leaders etc (35 members). The regional representatives are appointed by Provincial Councils (DPR of each province), whereas the functional representatives are appointed by the Election Committee (KPU).
The amendment of constitution
The MPR's general meeting is organized every year, not every 5 year like previously. In this meeting, the government under The President and Vice President has to present its accountibility.
Indonesia has 26 Provinces
The new President – Vice President
The present President is KH. Abdulrachman Wahid.
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