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PDI-P, Golkar bask in glory at regional polls

  • Galih Gumelar

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, December 11, 2020   /  06:06 pm
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Surabaya mayoral candidate pair Eri Cahyadi (left) and Armudji (right), nominated by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), pose for a picture with incumbent Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini (center) at Harmoni Park in Surabaya, East Java, on Sept. 2, ahead of the December regional elections.(kompas.com/A. Faizal)

For every political party in Indonesia, winning any kind of election is an ambition that must be fulfilled. But after the 2020 simultaneous regional elections on Wednesday, two of the country’s major parties seem to be enjoying the most success: the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Golkar Party. The PDI-P is expected to maintain its grip on its primary strongholds, including in Central Java, Bali and North Sulawesi, following provisional election results that point to probable victories in those regions. In Central Java, the party has expressed its optimism of winning 17 out of 21 mayoral and regency elections, based on quick count survey and real-time vote count data of the General Elections Commission (KPU) called Sirekap. Among the big projected wins in Central Java is the expected victory of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s e...