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The Long Work of the Party Machine Begins

The limited space for movement during the COVID-19 pandemic has also made the parties less visible to voters.

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A wide banner bearing the logos of political parties contesting the 2019 general elections is displayed on Saturday (25/8/2018) along the fence surrounding the Jakarta headquarters of the General Elections Commission (KPU). The KPU is to issue by September a list of verified candidates from each political party participating in the election. Many voters are hoping that legislative candidates in the election are free from corruption, drug crimes and child sexual abuse as per the KPU regulation.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — The current configuration of political party electability has not changed much compared to the results of the 2019 General Election. The approximately three years remaining until the 2024 General Election provide an opportunity for political parties to move their engines to attract the public through real performance in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The long work of the party machine must start early.

Based on a Kompas R&D survey from April 13 to 26, the three political parties with the highest electability are the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P, 22.6 percent), the Gerindra Party (10.5 percent) and the Golkar Party (8.6 percent). The positions of the three political parties are similar to the results of the 2019 Legislative Election. In addition, three more political parties have passed the 4 percent legislative threshold, namely the Democratic Party (7 percent), the National Awakening Party (7 percent), and the Prosperous Justice Party (5.4 percent). However, 27.6 percent of respondents did not answer.

Editor: Nasrullah Nara
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