Indonesia

Great Indonesia Movement Party


Published 24th March, 2014

The Great Indonesia Movement Party or Gerindra was formed in April 2008 by former Indonesian special forces commander Prabowo Subianto, the son-in-law of Suharto. The party ideology is based on Pancasila which has five key strands, belief in the divinity of God, a just and civilized humanity, the unity of Indonesia, democracy and social justice.

In the 2009 general election the party took 4.46% of the vote and 26 of the 560 seats in the People’s Representative Council.

In the July presidential election Prabowo stood as Megawati Sukarnoputri’s running mate and together they took 26.79% of the vote and came second.


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