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1955 Indonesian Constitutional Assembly election

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Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Indonesia on 15 December 1955. The Indonesian Provisional Constitution of 1950 had provided for the establishment of a democratically elected Constitutional Assembly to draw up a permanent constitution. In April 1953 the legislature passed the election bill. The elections for the People's Representative Council were set for September 1955, with the Constitutional Assembly elections three months later.

Results

Party Votes % Seats
Indonesian National Party (PNI) 9,070,218 23.97 119
Masyumi Party 7,789,619 20.59 112
Nahdlatul Ulama 6,989,333 18.47 91
Indonesian Communist Party (PKI) 6,232,512 16.47 80
Indonesian Islamic Union Party (PSII) 1,059,922 2.80 16
Parkindo 988,810 2.61 16
Catholic Party 748,591 1.99 10
Socialist Party of Indonesia (PSI) 695,932 1.84 10
League of Supporters of Indonesian Independence (IPKI) 544,803 1.44 8
Islamic Education Movement (Perti) 465,359 1.23 7
Labour Party 332,047 0.88 5
Murba Party 248,633 0.66 4
National People's Party (PRN) 220,652 0.58 3
Police Employee's Association of the Republic of Indonesia 179,346 0.47 3
Dayak Unity Party 169,222 0.45 3
Permai 164,386 0.43 2
Great Indonesia Unity Party (PIR)–Wongsonegoro 162,420 0.43 2
Consultative Council on Indonesian Citizenship 160,456 0.42 2
Indonesian Movement 157,976 0.42 2
Movement to Defend the Pancasila 152,892 0.40 2
Party of the People of Free Indonesia 143,907 0.38 2
Indonesia People's Party 134,011 0.35 2
PIR–Hazairin 101,509 0.27 2
Islamic Victory Force (AKUI) 84,862 0.22 1
Islamic Tharikah Unity Party 74,913 0.20 1
Acoma Party 55,844 0.15 1
Gerekan Banteng RI 39,874 0.10 1
Village People's Party 39,278 0.10 1
R. Soejono Prawirosoedarso & Associates 38,356 0.10 1
Gerakan Pilihan Sunda 35,035 0.1 1
PIR-Nusa Tenggara 33,823 0.1 1
Raja Keprabon and Associates 33,660 0.1 1
LM Idrus Effendi 31,988 0.1 1
Partai Tani Indonesia 30,060 0.1 1
Other parties 426,856 1.1 0
Total 37,837,105 100 514
Source: General Election Commission[1]

Notes

References

  • Feith, Herbert (2008) [1962]. The Decline of Constitutional Democracy in Indonesia. Singapore: Equininox Publishing (Asia) Pte Ltd. ISBN 979-3780-45-2.
  • Ricklefs, M.C. (2008) [1981]. A History of Modern Indonesia Since c.1300 (4th ed.). London: MacMillan. ISBN 978-0-230-54685-1.
  • Sekretariat Jenderal KPU (2010). Pemuilu untuk Pemula: Modul 1 (PDF). Komisi Pemilihan Umum.
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