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Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is the Most Electable Party Elites: Kompas Survey

February 23, 2022, 07.19 PM

JAKARTA, – Indonesia’s Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto is ranked first in electability among political party elites, according to a recent poll released by the Research and Development Department of Kompas daily.

The survey showed that 26.5 percent of the 1,200 respondents polled throughout the country would vote Prabowo if presidential elections were held at the time the survey was conducted last January. The Gerindra Party chairman -- who had lost in the last two presidential elections -- is now the most electable candidate, leaving behind other party elites who mostly gained the electability rating of less than five percent.

Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno, who was also Prabowo’s running mate in the 2019 elections, gained 4.9 percent followed by the Chairman of the Democratic Party Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono with 3.7 percent.

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Meanwhile, other names, who were the only two female politicians shown in the poll, include Tri Rismaharini and Puan Maharani with 2.6 percent and 0.6 percent, respectively. Both are party elites from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P). Currently, Rismaharini serves as the Social Affairs Minister, while Puan is the speaker of the House of Representatives.

Other party elites such as Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto, National Awakening Party chairman Muhaimin Iskandar, and Indonesian Solidarity Party chairman Giring Ganesha are not shown in the survey.

Meanwhile, the survey also showed other favorable candidates who are not part of the party elites. This includes Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo with 20.5 percent and Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan with 14.2 percent.

Here below are the results of the Kompas poll:

- Prabowo Subianto: 26.5 percent
- Ganjar Pranowo: 20.5 percent
- Anies Baswedan: 14.2 percent
- Sandiaga Uno: 4.9 percent
- Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono: 3.7 percent
- Basuki Tjahaja Purnama: 2.9 percent
- Ridwan Kamil: 2.6 percent
- Tri Rismaharini: 2.6 percent
- Andika Perkasa: 2 percent
- Gatot Nurmantyo: 1.4 percent
- Erick Thohir: 1.1 percent
- Mahfud MD: 1.1 percent
- Puan Maharani: 0.6 percent
- Others: 4.1 percent
- No answer/confidential: 11.8 percent

The survey was conducted from January 17-30, 2022 involving 1,200 respondents across the country with a 2.8 percent margin of error. The government has previously announced that Indonesia will hold its next general election on Feb. 14, 2024.

(Writer: Ardito Ramadhan | Editor: Diamanty Meiliana)


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