PDIP Leads Legislative Elections



The Indonesia Democratic Party Struggle (PDIP) led in vote collection in the Indonesian legislative elections on Wednesday garnering 19.1 percent of votes until 5.30 p.m., according to a CSIS and Cyrus Network survey.

Golkar Party followed in the second place with 14.3 percent, while Gerindra was in the third place with 11.9 percent and the National Awakening Party (PKB) took the fourth place with 9.5 percent.

The ruling Democrat Party was ranked fifth with 9.4 percent, followed by National Mandate Party (PAN) with 7.4 percent of votes; the United Development Party (PPP), the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) and the National Democrat each with 6.8 percent; the Conscience Party (Hanura) with 5.4 percent; the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) with 1.6 percent; and the Indonesia Unity and Justice Party (PKPI) with 1.0 percent.

“PDIP won the legislative elections but its vote collection was lower than previous predictions by a number of pollsters,” senior researcher Phillips J Vermonte said at a CSIS and Cyrus Network press conference.

According to him, Jokowi’s high electability did not help raise PDIP’s vote collection.

He said PDIP’s legislative candidates had relied too much on the Jokowi effect, so they did not work hard enough to reach out to their constituents. Candidates from other parties had worked harder and as a result their vote collection was not much lower than PDIP’s.

“Based on the results of vote counting by CSIS and Cyrus Network, PDIP will have to cooperate with other parties in the presidential election scheduled on July 9 because other parties’ vote collection was also quite high and determining,” he added.

The quick count by CSIS and Cyrus Network was conducted at 2,000 polling stations in 77 election districts based on a random sampling method, with random quality reaching 99.1 percent and rate of participation at 75.3 percent.

Meanwhile another Quick Count held by Indonesian Survey Circle (LSI) also showed the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle led the preliminary result of a quick vote count in the parliamentary election.

PDIP gained 19.45 percent of votes tallied by the LSI from a number of polling stations. The votes represented 48.75 percent of votes received by the pollster.

Golkar Party was second with 15.32 percent and Gerindra was third with 11.76 percent.

The ruling Democrat Party was in the fourth place with 10.12 percent.

LSI executive director Denny JA pointed out that the result of the ballot count continued to move dynamically. However, the movement of highly rated parties’ vote tallies can be monitored.

The result of the quick vote count by the LSI can also be watched on one of the national private television stations.

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