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Jakarta Post

The week in review: Leaders and witches

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, March 24 2013   /  11:19 am

“Megawati back in the game” was the headline that began our week. A poll by the Indonesian Survey Circle, the LSI, found the former president got 20.7 percent of respondents’ support when they were asked who they would vote for if a presidential election was held today. The choices comprised the candidates officially nominated by political parties — which explains why the top scorer in the poll only scored so low a level of support.

The second place went to Golkar chairman Aburizal Bakrie with 20.3 percent, followed by chief patron of the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra) and former Army Special Forces (Kopassus) chief Prabowo Subianto. At distant fourth came Wiranto, the former Indonesian Military (TNI) commander and chairman of the People’s Conscience Party (Hanura).

Actually the bulk of the respondents’ support went to the man they named best VP candi...