Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Indonesia’s Voters Retreat From Radical Islam 2

On 11 May 09 The director of the National Survey Institute, Umar S Bakry, said the legislative election results with the secular Democratic Party of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono tripling its share of the vote in parliamentary election results announced over the weekend, shows support for religious parties has nosedived in Indonesia. Official results from last month's vote show that support for the main Islamist parties declined from 39% five years ago to just 24% with experts attributing the decline on more modern, urban voters viewing Islamic parties as intolerant. (Republika/AP)

Very good news indeed; this confirms the trend indicated in my earlier post.

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