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On 29 May 1997, Indonesian citizens will perform an important activity which is held every five years: general election. It will be the sixth democratic feast administered by the New Order government.  The prologue to the 1997 general election was begun on 1 May 1996 with  voter registration nationwide. it is predicted that among the voters there will be 20 million first-time voters.

General election is a prominent part of development as an implementation of Pancasila (The Five Principles) democracy. The result of the election will set up the members of the House of Representative (DPR) a well as members of their respective local legislatures. Voters will elect 425 of the 500 members of the House of Representatives (the other 75 members are The Armed Forces appointees). The election will adopt the principles of direct, general, free, and confidential (LUBER Principles). 

The 1997 election will be an important event in the national history for it is the first election in the second of the 25-year long-term development plan and to be held in a more open and transparent democracy.

The 1997 General Election   stamp series is issued to mark the event. The designs featured in the stamp series are the winning works of a stamp design competition held last year. 




Product code        : 970310

Issue Date            : 03 February 1997

Denomination, design and designers  : Rp 300.00 featuring transportation means with the background of the red and white flag designed 

                                                          by Ibnu Suroto 

                                           Rp 700.00 Indonesian Archipelago and House of Representative Building designed by Sukirman

                                           Rp 1.000,00 Indonesian development in yellow colored image designed by Desmal  

Size                      : 25.31 mm x 41.06 mm

Perforations          : 13.5 x 12.75

Colors                  : 5 colors + 1 logo

Paper                    : white unwatermarked

Gum                      : PVA

Printing process     : combinations of offset and rotogravure

Printing quantity     : 1,000,000 sets

Sheet composition : 50 pieces (5X10) 

Printer                   : Perum Peruri, Jakarta



Product code     : 970320

Price                  : Rp 2,800.00

Printing quantity : 15,000 pieces

Designer           : Yani Madya

Illustrator          : Harry Mintareja

Printer               : Phicom Studio, Bandung



Stamp Sales Period : 03 February 1997 - 31 Desember 2000

Period of Validity For Letter Postage : 03 February  1997 - 31 December 2002


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