Political parties forming in Indonesia
7 November 1945. The Islamic political party Masjumi is founded at a conference in Yogyakarta. Most delegates are from Java, but the aim is a unitary Islamic party for the whole country. The event is significant because of Masjumi’s popularity in the coming decade and a half and because of strong Muslim support for the independence movement that it represents. Five days later, the first congress is held of the Socialist Party (Parsi) under Amir Sjarifuddin, which had already been founded on the 1st. Other political parties are also quickly formed.