Freedom Bull National Party
The Indonesian National Populist Fortress Party is a political party
Political party
A political party is a political organization that typically seeks to influence government policy, usually by nominating their own candidates and trying to seat them in political office. Parties participate in electoral campaigns, educational outreach or protest actions...

 in Indonesia
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. The founder, Eros Djarot
Eros Djarot
Eros Djarot is an Indonesian songwriter, director and politician. Beginning his music career with the soundtrack of Kawin Lari in 1976, Djarot became famous with the success of Badai Pasti Berlalu and its soundtrack album...

 was dissatisfied with the Indonesian Democratic Party – Struggle, which refused to allow him to stand as chairman against Megawati Sukarnoputri
Megawati Sukarnoputri
In this Indonesian name, the name "Sukarnoputri" is a patronymic, not a family name, and the person should be referred to by the given name "Megawati"....

 at the party conference in 2000. Eros then formed the Bung Karno National Party, named after Indonesia's first president Sukarno
Sukarno, born Kusno Sosrodihardjo was the first President of Indonesia.Sukarno was the leader of his country's struggle for independence from the Netherlands and was Indonesia's first President from 1945 to 1967...

. However, as the law did not allow the use of national figures in party names, this was changed to the Freedom Bull National Party (with the same initials - PNBK - in Indonesian
Indonesian language
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In the 2004 legislative elections
Indonesian legislative election, 2004
Indonesia held legislative elections on 5 April 2004 for both houses of the People's Consultative Assembly, the country's national legislature...

 in the party won 1.1% of the popular vote and 1 out of 550 seats in the People's Representative Council
People's Representative Council
The People's Representative Council , sometimes referred to as the House of Representatives, is one of two elected national legislative assemblies in Indonesia....

. In the 2009 elections
Indonesian legislative election, 2009
Legislative elections were held in Indonesia on 9 April 2009 for 132 seats of the Regional Representative Council and 560 seats of the People's Representative Council . A total of 38 parties met the requirements to be allowed to participate in the national elections, with a further six contesting...

, the party stood as the Indonesian National Populist Fortress Party. It won 0.45 percent of the vote, less than the 2.5 percent electoral threshold, and lost its only seat in the People's Representative Council.
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