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Jakarta Post

Ganjar maintains lead despite graft allegations

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 23 2018   /  12:35 am

Incumbent Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo has continued to enjoy a comfortable lead over challenger Sudirman Said, despite being implicated in the high-profile e-ID graft case.

Several surveys, most recently from Jakarta-based pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia and the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), put Ganjar’s electability rating at around 60 to 70 percent, while Sudirman’s remains at around 15 to 20 percent.

Ganjar, an Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) member, and his running mate Taj Yasin, are backed by the PDI-P, Golkar, the United Development Party (PPP), Nasdem and the Democratic Party.

Former energy and mineral resources minister Sudirman and running mate Ida Fauziyah are backed by the Gerindra Party, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the National Awakening Party (PKB)....