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Jakarta Post

Residents doubt elected governor can end city’s woes

  • Novia D. Rulistia

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 9 2012   /  11:15 am

Jakarta residents are pessimistic that whoever wins the July gubernatorial election will be able to immediately solve the city’s major problems, according to a survey.

The survey, conducted by the Indonesia Survey Circle (LSI) from March 26 to April 1, said that 52.6 percent of a total of 440 respondents did not believe that the future governor could make the city free from traffic congestion, flooding and waste problems.

“Most respondents want a governor who can address traffic problems along with flooding and waste. However, they don’t believe that the new governor can solve it all in the next five years,” director of Citra Komunikasi LSI Toto Izul Fattah said on Sunday.

Citra Komunikasi is a subsidiary of the LSI that focuses on the Jakarta gubernatorial election.

Besides the three major problems, Toto said that 18.9 percent of respondents also wa...