Tuesday, 11 Augst 2020 | 16:50 WIB

Second-Round Pilkada to Run More Stringently

Ray Rangkuti (Harnas)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM – Director of Lingkar Madani Indonesia (LIMA), Ray Rangkuti, predicts that towards the second-round Jakarta Regional Head Elections (Pilkada) the competition between candidate number two, Ahok-Djarot and candidate number three, Anies-Sandi will run more stringent. "It is almost certain that the second round will stay tight. Because thin vote discrepancy makes both candidate pairs have the same chance to become governor-elect,” Ray told netralnews.com, Saturday (2/18/2017).

Moreover, Ray added, solidity rate between both voters is also quite high. "Although, apparently Ahok seems higher, victory of both candidate pairs will obviously be determined by supporters [party] of Agus-Sylvi," he explained.

The problem is, Ray said, both candidate duet are not necessarily to get an absolute overflow of Agus’ voters. It could perhaps Agus’ voters will be split in half to two pairs of candidates evenly. "Those might be called slightly leaning to Anies are Agus’ voters coming from PAN," he said.

Ray saw that PAN’s political choice, which since blasphemy case allegation is very opposite to Ahok, is likely to be the main reason this party has a strong tendency to moor to Anies-Sandi.

For information, Agus-Sylvi is promoted by the National Awakening Party (PKB), United Development Party (PPP), Democratic Party and the National Mandate Party (PAN). Meanwhile the bearer parties for Anies-Sandi are Gerindra Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS).

The General Election Commission (KPU) has completed recapitulation of 2017 Jakarta Regional Head Elections (Pilkada) voting, through the information system of vote counting (Situng). Situng results are already 100 percent, from 13,203 polling stations (TPS).

As a result, candidate number one Agus Yudhoyono-Sylviana Murni acquired 17.05 per cent (936,609 votes), incumbent candidate number two Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama-Djarot Saiful Hidayat gained 42.91 percent (2,357,587 votes), and candidate number three Anies Baswedan-Sandiaga Uno won 40.05 percent (2,200,636 votes). (*)