Suryadharma Ali reelected chairman of PPP

Suryadharma Ali reelected chairman of the Islamic-based United Development Party or PPP for 2011-2016 period in the party`s 6th national conference here early Wednesday.

Suryadharma, currently the Religious Affair Minister was elected after the vote count reached 594 of 1,180 votes, in the conference taking place in Panghegar Hotel here early on the day.

Two other candidates, Akhmad Muqowam just reached about 220 votes and Ahmad Yani obtained 33 votes at the moment.

The conference participants that supported Suryadharma Ali began voicing their joy, but the voting organizing committee chairperson, Hasrul Azwar, asked the participants several times to remain calm.

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