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Coventina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-09-09 03:01 PM
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Democrats win Indonesia election
Source: BBC

Official results in Indonesia's parliamentary elections confirm the president's Democrat Party in first place with 20.85% of the vote.

Its two main rivals - the PDIP and Golkar - both trail with around 14% each of the vote.

The election marked a huge surge in support for the Democrats - who entered the political race just five years ago.

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Five years ago the Democrats contested their first election and came away with just 7% of the vote. To boost their political weight in the presidential race back then, they teamed up with the grand old party of Indonesian politics, Golkar, and won.



Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/asia-pacific/8042095.s...
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Drunken Irishman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-09-09 03:02 PM
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1. Wow, we're just kickin' ass all around, aren't we?
:D
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DerekJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-09-09 05:38 PM
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2. I was just about to say the same thing. :) N/T
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Vehl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-10-09 01:48 AM
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4. haha yep!
Edited on Sun May-10-09 01:49 AM by Vehl
lol yep :P

ps: I wonder if Indonesia has a republican party.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-09-09 08:21 PM
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3. I didn't even know we were running in Indonesia.
Way to go Obama!!!!!
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