Indonesian Solidarity Party

The Indonesian Solidarity Party (Indonesian: Partai Solidaritas Indonesia, abbreviated PSI) is a political party in Indonesia that focuses on women's rights, pluralism, and Indonesian youth. It is led by Giring Ganesha.

Indonesian Solidarity Party
Partai Solidaritas Indonesia
AbbreviationPSI
ChairpersonGiring Ganesha
Secretary-GeneralDea Tunggaesti
Founded16 November 2014 (16 November 2014)
HeadquartersCentral Jakarta, Indonesia
Membership (2023)385,481[1]
Ideology
Political positionCentre-left to left-wing
National affiliationOnward Indonesia Coalition
Slogan"Terbuka, Progresif, Itu Kita!"
("Open, Progressive, That's Us!")
Anthem"Mars PSI"
("PSI's March")
Ballot number15
DPR seats
0 / 575
DPRD I seats
13 / 2,207
Website
psi.id

PSI endorsed incumbent President Joko Widodo for the 2019 election.[3] On the evening of the 2019 general election, party leader Grace Natalie acknowledged that 'quick count' results indicated PSI had won only about 2% of the national vote and would therefore not be represented in the national parliament.[4]

Background

Party leaders encourage Indonesian youths to engage in politics through local elections and Independence Day celebrations. The party uses Facebook and Twitter for campaigns, and uses hashtags such as #Merdeka100Persen (100 percent independent) on Independence Day and #KepoinPilkada (Get to know about local elections) for local elections.[5][6]

PSI's platform is solidarity and pluralism. The party claims that most of its members are youths. PSI sets strict criteria for its leaders, namely that they cannot have been in leadership positions in other parties previously and that the maximum age to hold a leadership position in PSI is 45, while most of its members are around 20โ€“30 years old.[7]

The General Elections Commission in February 2018 announced that PSI was eligible to contest the 2019 general election.[8]

Ideology and positions

The PSI is social democratic.[9][10][11] Some of its policies are to:

  • Ban polygamy practiced by public officials if elected into the parliament.[12]
  • Oppose local regulations based on religion.[13]

Legislatures

The party is currently represented only in regional legislatures ("Dewan Perwakilan Rakyat Daerah"/DPRD) and not in the national People's Representative Council.[14] It currently seats representatives in the several provincial legislatures such as Jakarta and Bali, in addition to the municipal legislatures of a number of relatively large cities such as Surabaya and Bandung.[15]

Chairperson

No. Portrait Chairman Took office Left office Term
1 Grace Natalie
(1982โ€“)
16 November 2014 16 November 2021 1
2 Giring Ganesha
(1983โ€“)
18th August 2020 16th November 2021
16 November 2021 Incumbent 2

Election results

Legislative election results

Election Ballot number Total seats won Total votes Share of votes Outcome of election Party leader
2019 11
0 / 575
2,650,361 1.89% Governing coalition Grace Natalie

Presidential election results

Election Ballot number Candidate Running mate 1st round
(Total votes)
Share of votes Outcome 2nd round
(Total votes)
Share of votes Outcome
2019 01 Joko Widodo Ma'ruf Amin 85,607,362 55.50% Elected Y

Note: Bold text suggests the party's member

References

  1. "Info Pemilu - Partai Solidaritas Indonesia". Komisi Pemilihan Umum RI. 6 January 2023. Retrieved 1 February 2023.
  2. Geraldy, Galang (2019). "Ideologi dan Partai Politik: Menakar Ideologi Politik Marhaenisme di PDIP, Sosialisme Demokrasi di PSI dan Islam Fundamentalisme di PKS". www.neliti.com. Retrieved 1 July 2022.
  3. Januarius, Kuwado F. "PSI Dukung Jokowi Maju dalam Pilpres 2019". Kompas (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2 August 2017.
  4. "Grace Natalie Akui 'Kekalahan' PSI". detikcom. 17 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. Irfan, Muhammad (7 October 2016). "PSI Resmi Berbadan Hukum". Pikiran Rakyat. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  6. Sahroji, Ahmad (11 October 2017). "Penting! Panduan Bagi Pemilih Agar Kenal Parpol Baru Peserta Pemilu 2019". Okezone.com. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  7. "Mengenal lebih dekat PSI dan ketum cantiknya, Grace Natalie". Partai Solidaritas Indonesia. Partai Solidaritas Indonesia. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  8. "Four new parties to take part in 2019 elections". The Jakarta Post. 17 February 2018. Retrieved 27 February 2018.
  9. Paat, Yustinus (25 July 2019). "PSI Kecam Diskriminasi Atas Dokter Gigi Penyandang Disabilitas" [PSI Condemns Discrimination Of Dentist With Disability]. BeritaSatu (in Indonesian).
  10. Ramadhan, Ardito (23 September 2019). Galih, Bayu (ed.). "Politisi PSI Minta RKUHP Dirombak Total, Apa Alasannya?" [PSI Politician Wants Penal Code Bill To Be Rewritten, Why?]. Kompas (in Indonesian).
  11. "Lima Janji PSI untuk Kaum Muda" [Five PSI Promises For Young People]. JPNN (in Indonesian). 12 January 2019.
  12. Hantoro, Juli (15 December 2018). "PSI Firmly Against Polygamy". Tempo. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  13. DaCosta, Agustinus Beo (23 November 2018). "Indonesia's 'millennials party' draws fire for comments on sharia bylaws". Reuters. Retrieved 17 December 2018.
  14. "Gagal masuk DPR, Partai Solidaritas Indonesia (PSI) akan fokus di DPRD". Kontan (in Indonesian). 17 April 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
  15. "Moncer di DPRD Provinsi dan Kota, PSI Akan Lakukan Ini". Bisnis.com (in Indonesian). 2 May 2019. Retrieved 5 January 2021.
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