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An important note about Indonesian political flags: they usually have their polling number above the emblem on the flag. But since the number might change every five years (this number is based on the admission order to the General Election Commission), the numbers have been excluded from the illustrations here.

Democratic Party of Struggle of Indonesia (PDI-Perjuangan)

[People's Democratic Party of Indonesia image by Sammy Kanadi

A nationalist party; in the last election held in Indonesia (mid-1999), the Indonesian Democratic Party (Partai Demokrasi Indonesia) was the winner, 153 seats. Its leader, H. E. Megawati Soekarnoputri, is the president of the republic. Here is one of her most generally seen campaign/political flags. It is still in use now and will likely be used again in the 2004 election.
Sammy Kanadi, 8 December 1999

The PDIP is indeed a split of the PDI. As said above, the PDIP won in 1999 33% of the votes and 153 out of the 500 seats (but there were still 38 seats allocated to the armed forces); in 2004, the PDIP won only 18.5 % of the votes and 109 out of the 550 seats. Megawati was defeated in the second round of the 2004 presidential election by Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. According to photographs available on the party website, the flag is still in use. See for instance:,detail/id,152/.
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2008

PDI, Partai Demokrasi Indonesia (Democratic Party of Indonesia)

Flag not known. 3 seats in 1999 election.

Partai Golkar (Golkar Party)

[Golkar Party] image by Ivan Sache, 24 November 2008
120 seats in 1999 elections.
GOLKAR (Habibie's and Suharto's party) uses a white pentagon on an yellow background. A white scroll covers partially the bottom of the pentagon and carries the inscription "GOLONGAN KARYA". Inside the pentagon is a banyan tree (green leaves, brown trunk), surrounded by a "plant crown". The plants on the left are golden rice and on the right green by cotton. These are elements from the national emblem.
Jorge Candeias, 8 June 1999

Golongan Karya is the full name of the party, meaning "Functional Groups".
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2008


Former flag of Partai Persatuan Pembangunan (Party of United Development), now flag of Partai Persatuan

[Partai Persatuan Pembangunan] image by Sammy Kanadi

A Muslim party; 58 seats in 1999.  The flag shown here is the pre-1999 flag of the party.  This flag is now used by 
another new party, PP or Partai Persatuan.

The current flag of the PPP is pale green, charged with the image of the Ka'bah, holy site of the Moslem.  It was adopted in 1999.

A variant of this flag is predominantly black, with a rather squarish mosque in perspective, receding to the hoist, on a green field. The building has orange features and below the initials PPP are shown in black.
Jorge Candeias, 8 June 1999

The emblem of the party is shown on Wikipedia Indonesia:
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2008

Partai Amanat Nasional (National Mandate Party)

35 seats in 1999. Rais' party - a white sun on a dark blue field with the blue initials on white below. I don't know if it means anything, but the sun has 32 rays. I think I've seen this symbol on a blue bedsheet in TV images. Without the party's initials.
Jorge Candeias, 8 June 1999

PKB, Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa (Party of the National Awakening)

51 seats in 1999 election.
A Muslim party.  The flag of the PKB is a white or green (two color officially used) flag charged with the symbol of PKB, a globe showing Indonesian map and an Arabic inscription on it, surrounded by a circle of stars. This is the party of the former Indonesian president, Abdurrahman Wahid.

A variant of this flag shows the party symbol on a green field with the party name below in white. The symbol is a map of Indonesia on a schematic planet map (i.e. - a few parallels and meridians on a circle) in white, surrounded by 9 golden stars, the one at 0:00 h twice as large as the others. The symbol also brings the party's initials in black outside the green field.
Jorge Candeias, 8 June 1999

Partai Kami

[Partai Kebangkitan Bangsa] image by Sammy Kanadi

PRD, Partai Rakyat Demokratik,  Democratic People's Party

[People's Democratic Party] image located by Dov Gutterman

The flag-logo of The People's Democratic Party is taken from
Dov Gutterman, 11 March 1999


[PILAR] image by Sammy Kanadi

PILAR is the acronym of "Partai Pilihan Rakyat", the People's Choice Party.
Ivan Sache, 24 November 2008

Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan (Justice and Unity Party)

6 seats in 1999 elections.

The Justice and Unity Party (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan) was using an emblem, which is shown at: In 2004, it was reconstituted as the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia), with a slightly different emblem, which can be seen here: Both emblems are shown together at the Wikipedia page in Indonesian:
Tomislav Todorovic, 3 August 2009

Partai Bulan Bintang (Moon Star Party)

[Moon Star Party] image by Sammy Kanadi

1999 elections: 14 seats. /p>

Partai Masyumi Baru (the Masyumi Party)

[Masyumi Party] image by Sammy Kanadi

MSYUB, Partai Masyumi Baru (the New Masyumi Party)

[New Masyumi Party] image by Sammy Kanadi

PUI, Partai Ummat Islam (the Islamic Believers Party)

[Islamic Believers Party] image by Sammy Kanadi

Partai Republiku (Republican Party)

[Republican Party] image located by Valentin Poposki, 12 August 2006


Red flag, with party symbol in center and party name below. The symbol consists of a red centered yellow rayed sun, surrounded by a wreath of a green and white plant on left and green and yellow on the right.

Partai Demokrat

[Partai Demokrat] image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 16 April 2007

Partai Demokrat, #9 in this page, seems to have a dark blue and light blue horizontal tribar with party logo and name over all. The logo is a three-pointed star pointing up faceted in red and white; the party name, in white serif capitals, running along the bottom of the bottom stripe.
António Martins-Tuválkin
, 16 April 2007

PDK, Partai Demokrasi Kebangsaan (PDK, Democratic Nationhood Party)

The "Partai Demokrasi Kebangsaan" (PDK, Democratic Nationhood Party) was founded in 2002 as the "Partai Persatuan Demokrasi Kebangsaan" (PPDK, United Democratic Nationhood Party). Chaired by Ryaas Rasyid, the party won 5 out of the 500 seats in the 2004 general election.

A photograph available on the party website shows the party flag behind the president of the party. The flag is white with the emblem of the party in the middle. The name of the party is written in black letters above the emblem; there is something written in black letters below the emblem. The party emblem is a white disk surrounded by a thick green ring charged with a yellow 17-linked chain and charged in the middle with a red star flanked by a rice panicle and a cotton branch.
Ivan Sache, 25 November 2008

Partai Kristen Demokrat Sejahtera (PKDS, Welfare Democrat Christian Party)

The "Partai Kristen Demokrat Sejahtera" (PKDS, Welfare Democrat Christian Party) was founded in 11 October 2007 in Jakarta.

Photographs taken during a meeting held on 26 October 2007 show three section flags, as white with a blue fringe, the party emblem in the middle and the section name written in blue letters below the emblem:
- DPD DKI JAKARTA (Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Jakarta Province)
- DPD JAWA BARAT (Province of West Java)
- DPD BANTEN (Province of Banten)

DPD stands for "Dewan Pimpinan Daerah". The party emblem is a light blue disk surrounded by the party name in red capital letters and charged with a sailing boat with a dark blue roof, a cross-shaped mast, a red sail and a white dove overall.
Direct links to the images: - Jakarta - West Java - Banten
Ivan Sache, 25 November 2008

PKPD, Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa" (Concern for the Nation Functional Party)

The "Partai Karya Peduli Bangsa" (PKPB, Concern for the Nation Functional Party) was founded in 2002 in Jakarta. Chaired by H.R. Hartono, the PKPB won 2 out of the 500 seats in the general election in 2004.

A photograph available on the party website shows the official stand during a party meeting flanked by party flags, white or green with the party emblem, and a possible writing below the emblem. The party emblem is a green pentagon charged in the middle with a yellow star, flanked by a cotton branch and a rice panicle, standing on the white letters "PKPB" and white steps reaching the bottom of the emblem.
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2008

PMB, Partai Matahari Bangsa (National Sun Party)

[Partai Demokrat] image resized from by Ivan Sache, 26 November 2008

"Partai Matahari Bangsa" (PMB, National Sun Party) is an Islamic political party founded on 16 December 2006, which plans to compete in the 2009 general election.

The party website shows a photograph of a rickshaw demonstration, with several party flags, which seems to be strictly equivalent to the party emblem. The party emblem is made of a red square charged with a 12-pointed, multifaceted white and red sun; below the square is a white rectangle charged with the red letters "PMB" above "PARTAI MATAHARI BANGSA". The whole is surrounded by a thin white and red border.
Ivan Sache, 26 November 2008