In Indonesia, campaigning for the general election on May 4 continues in the capital, Djakarta.
GV PDI Party flags.
GV PAN People arriving at rally by truck and foot carrying banners. (4 SHOTS)
GV Election poster.
GV PDI leaders leading chanting crowd at election rally. (2 SHOTS)
GV & SV PPP rally. Majoreets and band marching. (3 SHOTS)
SV & GV PPP supporters travelling to rally point by truck and bus. (4 SHOTS)
GV & SV People walking to rally some carrying posters. (4 SHOTS)
LS Rally taking place. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: In Indonesia, campaigning for the general election on May 4 continues in the capital, Djakarta. However there has been no reoccurrence of the violent clashes that disrupted a rally by the ruling Golkar Party two weeks ago. The latest rally by the Nationalist Democratic Party (PDI), saw supporters arriving by truck as well as by tricycle. The PDI is the smallest of the official Opposition parties. It holds 8 per cent of the seats in the House of Representatives. The major opposition party is the Moslem United Development Party (PPP) which has 28 per cent of the seats. When the PPP held a street parade through Djakarta, hundreds of troops and police were placed on alert in case of trouble. But the parade and rally were peaceful, if noisy. While both parties are confidently campaigning, they are said to be suffering from internal rifts and the Golkar Party appears certain to win its third victory. Reports from Indonesia say the economy is buoyant, food production is at an all-time high and General Suharto's grip on the reins of power is stronger than ever.