Prabowo Tops Presidential Study However No Dominant Figures Emerge

Prabowo Subianto, left, shakes hand with President Joko Widodo at the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Oct. 11,2019 (Antara Photo/Akbar Nugroho Gumay).


FEBRUARY 22, 2021

Jakarta. Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto has the strongest electability amongst possible presidential hopefuls however no one has actually become a dominant figure to recommend that the race stays open, according to a study launched on Monday.

Prabowo, who is also chairman of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), gets 22.5 percent of respondent approvals in a study by Lembaga Survei Indonesia (Indonesia Study Institute) or LSI.

Central Java Guv Ganjar Pranowo is at a distant second with 10.6 percent, followed by Jakarta Guv Anies Baswedan with 10.2 percent, according to the survey.

” We still have no dominant figures at the meantime. There’s an opportunity that the 2024 governmental election will include more than two candidates, maybe three,” LSI executive director Djayadi Hanan stated in a video conference.

” In this situation, a candidate needs to have electability of 40 percent to become a leading candidate and we see none today,” he stated.

In the last two presidential elections, Indonesian citizens needed to select in between Prabowo and Joko Widodo– the latter eventually won both.

When respondents were supplied with a list of 10 names, Prabowo continued to have an edge over other candidates. In this scenario, his electability increases to 26 percent, while Ganjar and Anies both get 15.4 percent and 13.3 percent, respectively.

Several other prominent figures also emerged in the survey regardless of having electability listed below 10 percent. They include Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, West Java Governor Ridwan Kamil and Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini.

According to the nation’s election law, a political party should have at least a 20 percent share of the House of Representatives seats to nominate a candidate, indicating that no celebration can propose their candidate separately.

The judgment Indonesian Democratic Party of Battle (PDI-P) has simply above 19 percent of Home seats so it must form a union with another celebration to fulfill the threshold.

According to the exact same survey, the PDI-P remains the most-favored party among voters. If legal election was held today, the ruling party will get 20.1 percent of the votes, while Prabowo’s Gerindra would be routing behind with 11 percent, Djayadi said.


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