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List of famous politicians from Indonesia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Indonesian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Indonesian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Indonesia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Indonesia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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Abdul Halim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 76 (1911-1987) Abdul Halim was the 4th Prime Minister of Indonesia.

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Abdul Haris Nasution is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Abdul Haris Nasution Died at 82 (1918-2000) Abdul Haris Nasution was an Indonesian general who was twice appointed Army Chief of Staff and who escaped an assassination attempt during the 1965 coup attempt by 30 September Movement.

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Abdul Rahman Saleh is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Abdul Rahman Saleh age 77 Abdul Rahman Saleh. He was Attorney General of Indonesia for the period 2004-2007. He graduated from Gadjah Mada University.

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Abdurrahman Wahid is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 69 (1940-2009) Abdurrahman Wahid, born Abdurrahman Addakhil, colloquially known as Gus Dur, was an Indonesian Muslim religious and political leader who served as the President of Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. ...more

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Aburizal Bakrie is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 72 Aburizal Bakrie is a politician, and widely recognised as one of the most successful pribumi businessmen in Indonesia. From 2004 until 2005 Bakrie served as Indonesia's Coordinating Minister for ...more

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Achmad Soebardjo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Achmad Soebardjo Raden Achmad Soebardjo Djojoadisoerjo was a diplomat, one of Indonesia's founding fathers, and an Indonesian national hero. He was the first Foreign Minister of Indonesia. In 1933, he received ...more

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Adam Malik is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 67 (1917-1984) Adam Malik Batubara was Indonesia's third vice president, a senior diplomat, foreign minister, and one of the pioneers of Indonesian journalism.

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Agung Laksono is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 69 Agung Laksono is an Indonesian politician and former Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and a member of the Golkar Party. Previously, he was the ...more

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Agus Martowardojo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Agus Martowardojo age 62 Agus Dermawan Wintarto Martowardojo is the current Governor of Bank Indonesia since May 23, 2013. Previously, he was Finance Minister of Indonesia, since 2010 until 2013 when succeeded former ...more

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Agus Salim is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 70 (1884-1954) Haji Agus Salim was one of Indonesia's founding fathers and prominent diplomats. He played a leading role in the creation of the Indonesian constitution in 1945 and served as Indonesia's Foreign ...more

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Akbar Tandjung is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 73 Akbar Tandjung is an Indonesian politician who is a former chairman of Golkar party. He was the Speaker of the People's Representative Council from 1999 to 2004. He also held several ministerial ...more

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Ali Alatas is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 76 (1932-2008) Ali Alatas was an Indonesian diplomat of Ba 'Alawi sada descent, who served as the country's foreign minister from 1988 to 1999. He was Indonesia's longest serving foreign minister.

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Ali Sadikin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Ali Sadikin Died at 81 (1927-2008) Ali Sadikin was an Indonesian politician of Sundanese background. He was often called Bang Ali. He served as the governor of Jakarta, the country's capital, from 1966 to 1977. Appointed by a ...more

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Alwi Shihab is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Alwi Shihab age 72 Alwi Abdurrahman Shihab is one of the leading authorities and scholars on the interaction of Christian and Muslim communities. Currently he is the Indonesian President's special envoy to the ...more

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Amien Rais is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 74 Muhammad Amien Rais is a prominent Indonesian politician who led and inspired the reform movement that forced the resignation of President Suharto in 1998. Amien Rais was the leader of ...more

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Amir Murtono is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Amir Murtono age 94 Amir Murtono, also spelled Amir Moertono, was an Indonesian General during Suharto's New Order regime who gained prominence as Chairman of Golkar from 1973 to 1983.

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Amir Syamsuddin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Amir Syamsuddin age 77 Amir Syamsuddin is the current Minister of Justice and Human Rights of Indonesia.

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Amirmachmud is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Amirmachmud Died at 72 (1923-1995) Amirmachmud was an Indonesian Military General who was an eyewitness to the signing of the Supersemar document transferring power from President Sukarno to General Suharto.

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Anas Urbaningrum is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Anas Urbaningrum age 49 Anas Urbaningrum, is a politician who was the chairman of the Democratic Party, the party who won Indonesia's general election in 2009. Elected at the age of 40, he is one of the youngest party ...more

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Armida Alisjahbana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 58 Professor Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, S.E., M.A., Ph.D, née Armida Salsiah Kusumaatmaja, is a professor in the Faculty of Economics, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, and has served as ...more

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Assaat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Assaat Died at 72 (1904-1976) Assaat Datuk Mudo, known as Mr. Assaat, was born in Banuhampu, West Sumatera, Dutch East Indies. He was the only President of Yogyakarta-based Republic of Indonesia when became the part of the ...more

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Azwar Abubakar is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Azwar Abubakar age 66 Hajji Azwar Abubakar is the current Administrative Reform Minister of Indonesia.

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B. J. Habibie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 82 Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie FREng was President of Indonesia from 1998 to 1999. His presidency was the third, and the shortest, after independence.

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Bibit Waluyo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Bibit Waluyo age 69 Bibit Waluyo is the governor of Indonesia's Central Java province for 2008-2013 term.

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Biem Benyamin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Biem Benyamin age 54 Biem Triani Benyamin is an Indonesian politician and businessman. He was Indonesian senator from Jakarta, known for proposing a judicial review allowing independent candidates to run in regional ...more

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Boediono is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
age 75 Boediono was the vice president of Indonesia between 2009 and 2014. He became vice president in 2009 after winning the 2009 presidential election together with former president Susilo Bambang ...more

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Cornelis M.H. is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Cornelis M.H. age 65 Dr Cornelis M. H. is a West Kalimantan governor for 2008–2013 term. He graduated master of law at a university in Pontianak in 2004.

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Dahlan Iskan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Dahlan Iskan age 67 Dahlan Iskan is the former CEO of Indonesian newspaper publisher, Jawa Pos Group. He was the CEO of Indonesia's State Electricity Company, from December 23, 2009 to October, 2011. He was ...more

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Darwin Zahedy Saleh is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Darwin Zahedy Saleh age 58 Darwin Zahedy Saleh is an Indonesian economist and politician from Indragiri Hilir, Riau. He is part of the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and has served as Minister of Energy and Mineral ...more

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Dipa Nusantara Aidit is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Dipa Nusantara Aidit Died at 42 (1923-1965) Dipa Nusantara Aidit was a senior leader of the Communist Party of Indonesia. Born Ahmad Aidit on Belitung Island, he was nicknamed "Amat". Aidit was educated in the Dutch colonial ...more

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Djuanda Kartawidjaja is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Djuanda Kartawidjaja Died at 52 (1911-1963) Raden Djuanda Kartawidjaja was an ethnic Sundanese noble from the court of Cirebon, an Indonesian politician and the 11th and the final Prime Minister of Indonesia. Raden Djuanda Kartawidjaja, ...more

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Eko Maulana Ali is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Eko Maulana Ali Died at 62 (1951-2013) Eko Maulana Ali was the Governor of Bangka Belitung from April 2007 until his death in July 2013.

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Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 57 (1955-2012) Endang Rahayu Sedyaningsih was an Indonesian physician, researcher, and author. She served as Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia from October 22, 2009 until April 30, 2012.

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Faisal Basri is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Faisal Basri age 59 Faisal Basri is an Indonesian economist and politician. He is a faculty member at University of Indonesia, specializing in political economics, and a member of KPPU, Indonesian competition ...more

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Fatmawati is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Fatmawati Died at 57 (1923-1980) Fatmawati is a National Hero of Indonesia. As the first Indonesian First Lady, She was the third wife of Sukarno, the first president of Indonesia, and the mother of Indonesia's first female ...more

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Fauzi Bowo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Fauzi Bowo age 70 Fauzi Bowo is the current Indonesian Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. He was the governor of Jakarta between 2007 and 2012 and previously served as deputy governor. He has worked ...more

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Frans Seda is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Frans Seda Died at 83 (1926-2009) Franciscus Xaverius Seda, AM, popularly known as Frans Seda, was an Indonesian finance minister in the early days of Suharto's presidency. He also served as a minister during the final days of ...more

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Freddy Numberi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Freddy Numberi age 71 Freddy Numberi is a retired Vice Admiral in the Indonesian Navy and politician from Yapen Waropen, Papua. He was part of the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and served as Minister of ...more

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Fuad Hassan is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Fuad Hassan Died at 78 (1929-2007) Fuad Hassan was an Indonesian politician. Hassan was born in Semarang, Indonesia and was graduated from the University of Indonesia with a PhD in psychology. He served as the Indonesian Minister ...more

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G.A. Siwabessy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
G.A. Siwabessy Died at 68 (1914-1982) Gerrit Augustinus Siwabessy was the Minister of Health of the Republic of Indonesia.

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Gajah Mada is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Gajah Mada Gajah Mada was, according to Javanese old manuscripts, poems and mythology, a powerful military leader and mahapatih or prime minister of the Majapahit Empire, credited with bringing the empire ...more

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Gamawan Fauzi is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Gamawan Fauzi age 61 Gamawan Fauzi is an Indonesian politician. He was the Minister of Home Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and head of the Department of Home Affairs in the Second United Indonesia ...more

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Hamengkubuwana X is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Hamengkubuwana X age 72 His Majesty Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X is the current Sultan of the historic Yogyakarta Sultanate in Indonesia, and is currently also the Governor of the modern Yogyakarta Special Region. ...more

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Hamengkubuwono IX is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 76 (1912-1988) Hamengkubuwono IX or HB IX was the first Governor of the Special Region of Yogyakarta, the second Vice President of Indonesia and the ninth Sultan of Yogyakarta during the rule of Suharto.

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Hamzah Haz is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Hamzah Haz age 78 Hamzah Haz is an Indonesian politician. He is the head of the United Development Party and served as the ninth Vice-President from 2001 until 2004.

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Harmoko is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Harmoko age 79 Harmoko is an Indonesian politician. He served as information minister in the New Order regime of President Suharto from 1983 until 1997 and chairman of the People's Consultative Assembly and ...more

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Hartono Rekso Dharsono is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Died at 71 (1925-1996) Hartono Rekso Dharsono or more commonly known as HR Dharsono was a prominent General in the early years of General Suharto's New Order regime. He also held the distinction of being the first ...more

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Hassan Wirajuda is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Hassan Wirajuda age 70 Nur Hassan Wirajuda is an Indonesian politician who was the foreign minister of Indonesia from 2001 to 2009. He served during the presidencies of Megawati Sukarnoputri and Susilo Bambang

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Hatta Rajasa is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Hatta Rajasa age 65 Muhammad Hatta Rajasa was the former Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs in the Second United Indonesia Cabinet and the vice presidential candidate with Prabowo Subianto in the Indonesian ...more

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Hidayat Nur Wahid is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Politicians from Indonesia
Hidayat Nur Wahid age 58 Hidayat Nur Wahid was the Speaker of Indonesia People's Consultative Assembly for the 2004–2009 period. He resigned as the leader of Prosperous Justice Party on 11 October 2004. Hidayat was ...more