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Anas Urbaningrum

Person

Anas Urbaningrum Anas Urbaningrum (born July 15, 1969 in Srengat, Blitar), is chairman of the Democratic Party (Partai Demokrat), the party who won Indonesia's general election in 2009. Elected at the age of 40, he is one of the youngest party leaders in Indonesia. Before this, he was head of the Democratic Party's national division on Political and Regional Autonomy, also head of the Democratic fraction in House of Representatives (DPR) of the Republic of Indonesia. Anas was elected to become member of Indonesia's Parliament during the election of 2009 from the election region of East Java VII, which includes the Blitar City, Blitar Regency, Kediri City, Kediri Regency, and Tulungagung Regency obtaining the highest votes. He has since resigned from this position in the Parliament following his election as party chairman. Anas was born in the village of Ngaglik, Srengat, Blitar, East Java and spent his primary, middle and high school years there. His family had links with the Nahdlatul Ulama movement, his father beging a schoolteacher and an Islamic cleric. After graduating from high school, he studied at Arilangga University in Surabaya through the national program for gifted students (Penelusuran  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1969-07-15
Place of birth
Blitar

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