Tuesday, 21 May 2019 | 04:28 WIB

Will They Become Running Mate for President Jokowi in 2019 Presidential Election?

President Joko Widodo.

JAKARTA, NNC - A survey agency Alvara Research Center recently announced three potential names as a running mate to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, who has been declared presidential candidate again, in the 2019 Presidential Election. The three names are General of Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI) Gatot Nurmantyo, PKB Chairman Muhaimin Iskandar and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (AHY).

"The three figures who have the highest level of approval to become vice president of Jokowi are Gatot (61.9 percent), Muhaimin (59.6 percent) and Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono (55.5 percent)," said Hasanuddin, founder of Alvara Research Center Jakarta, Friday (2/23/2018).

According to the survey, Anies Baswedan became a potential vice candidate if simulated in pairs with Gerindra Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto, which is about 60 percent.

There are five figures who are regarded as potential vice candidates in 2019 according to Alvara survey results. In the first place is AHY with 17.2 percent, Gatot 15.2 percent, Jusuf Kalla 13.1 percent, Anies 9.3 percent and Muhaimin alias Cak Imin 8.9 percent.

However, if seen from among the young AHY surpassed Cak Imin. AHY pocketed 25.7 percent while Cak Imin 14.2 percent. The figure can still be overtaken by Anies and Ridwan Kamil who reach 15 percent.

Nevertheless, when viewed from the civility of Islam then Cak Imin was clearly superior with 21.7 percent, followed by Anies 14.9 percent and Jusuf Kalla 7.8 percent.

Hasanuddin explains whoever becomes the choice of Jokowi or other presidential candidates, there are three factors that will affect the figure of vice presidents in 2019. "The trend of religion-based populism, then economic issues, the third is young or millennial voters," he said.

The Alvara survey was conducted from January 17 to February 7, 2018 involving 2,203 respondents through face-to-face interviews and questionnaires.

This survey uses multistage random sampling method with a margin of error of two percent and a confidence level of 95 percent. Surveys were conducted simultaneously across provinces in Indonesia using population data from the Central Statistics Agency.