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‘Parties of no value in presidential election’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, October 23 2012   /  09:13 am

Voters will likely give political parties a miss in the 2014 presidential election and look closer at the personal qualities of candidates, a survey has found.

In the National Survey Institute’s (LSN) latest survey, only 1.7 percent of the respondents said they would consider a candidate’s political party background when deciding on who to vote for in the election.

The majority of respondents said the individual qualities of candidates mattered more than the political parties that nominated them.

The LSN interviewed 1,230 respondents from the country’s 33 provinces between Sept. 4 and Sept. 20.

Forty-two percent of the respondents said they would look for a candidate with the capability to solve the nations’ problems quickly. In the survey, 14.5 percent of the respondents said they would vote for a candidate according to personality. Only 8 percent of ...