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Denny JA : Coalition required for a strong government

  • Tifa Asrianti

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 12 2009   /  02:06 pm

The big question before an election is always: Who will win? Scientific studies and surveys conducted by poll bodies have helped answer the question. While there are a dozen poll bodies in Indonesia now, the poll culture was only started in 2004 by a poll body called Lembaga Survey Indonesia (Indonesian Survey Institute), established by Denny Januar Ali, Saiful Mujani and M Qodari. Because of different views, the pollsters broke up into three bodies; Saiful still in the Lembaga Survei Indonesia, Denny with Lingkaran Survei Indonesia (Indonesian Survey Circle), and Qodari with Indo Barometer. Denny Januar Ali talked to The Jakarta Post about the chances of political parties in this year's legislative election as well as in the presidential election. What drives change in the election results? An election is a portrait of dynamic public opinion. Change ...