Republic of Indonesia
Note: In elections for the People’s Representation Council held on April 8, 2009, the Democratic Party (PD) won 150 seats, followed by the Functional Group Party (Golkar) with 107.Additional results are as follows: Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-Struggle or PDI-P), 95; Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS), 57; National Mandate Party (PAN), 43; United Development Party (PPP), 37; National Awakening Party (PKB), 27; Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerinda), 26; and People’s Conscience Party (Hanura), 18.Presidential elections will be held in Indonesia on July 8.
Political Status: Independent republic established August 17, 1945; original constitution reinstated by presidential decree in 1959; under modified military regime from March 12, 1966, until democratic multiparty system reinvigorated following change of government on May 21, 1998.
Area: 735,354 sq. ...