23 October 2017
Amid fears of creeping Islamisation in Indonesia, a relatively new political party in Indonesia is positioning itself as a voice for diversity and ‘clean’ politics as it aims for a successful debut in the 2019 general elections.
Mr Keoni Indrabayu Marzuki of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) noted that securing 20 per cent of parliamentary seats would be “extremely difficult given the fierce competition between political parties, both new and old”.
“Nevertheless, given PSI’s progressive ideals, I believe that it will do well in urban centres where such ideals would gel very well with the population, as well as among the youth,” added Mr Marzuki, a senior analyst at RSIS’ Indonesia Programme.
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 23/10/2017