Sat, 13 Aug 1994

PDI activists wants Alex

Leaders of the Indonesian Democratic Party (PDI) in South Jakarta have said they will support the re-election of Alex Atmasubrata, the current leader of the party's Jakarta chapter.

Alex announced recently that he would run for re-election if the PDI members wanted him to do so.

H. Aries Munandar, head of the Mampang Prapatan sub-branch of the party, said here yesterday that he and other PDI activists in South Jakarta believed that Alex had been successful in leading the Jakarta chapter, especially in the struggle to win more seats in the 1987 parliamentary election.

PDI won four seats in the House of Representatives in the 1987 general election compared to two in 1982. However, the party lost one seat five years later. (tis)