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Gerindra: Prabowo better than Jokowi

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Jakarta   /   Sat, March 15, 2014   /  02:55 pm

Gerindra Party chairman Suhardi said his party still believed in its presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto despite the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle's (PDI-P) decision to name popular Jakarta Governor Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as its candidate.

'€œThe Jokowi candidacy doesn't bother us as we still have confidence  in our own candidate. We believe that Prabowo has won the people'€™s heart,'€ Suhardi said as quoted by tempo.co on Saturday.

He said potential voters were looking for a candidate with the capability to tackle the country'€™s problems and they had seen it in Prabowo.

He added unlike those surveys favoring Jokowi, the party had conducted a series of internal surveys that put Prabowo ranked first.

PDI-P chairwoman Megawati Soekarnoputri named Jokowi as the party's presidential candidate on Friday. According to many political surveys, if Jokowi were not in the race, Prabowo would win the presidency.(idb/dic)

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