Indonesia’s ten-Parties Predicts Unqualify in 2019 General Election
The 16-parties that participating in 2019 General Election.

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories)Indonesian General Election Commission (GEC) has determined the recapitulation of the parliament votes by passing big-nine parties. While, seven parties that failed to qualify the parliamentary threshold, including three incumbent parties and four new parties, said an official on Tuesday (05/21).

Chairman of the commission Arief Budiman told media at the his Office, in Jakarta, there were five incumbent bearer parties Joko Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin and four opposition parties supporting Prabowo Subianto – Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno.

He detailed, the five parties supporting Widodo-Amin were Demokrasi Indonesia Perjuangan Party with 27,053,961 votes (19.33 percent), Golongan Karya Party 17,229,789 votes (12.31 percent), Kebangkitan Bangsa Party 13,570,097 votes (9, 69 percent), Nasional Demokrat Party 12,661,792 votes (9.05 percent), and Persatuan Pembangunan Party 6,323,147 votes (4.52 percent).

Followed by four opposition parties like Gerindra Party with 17,594,839 votes (12.57 percent), Keadilan Sejahtera Party 11,493,663 votes (8.21 percent), Demokrat Party 10,876,507 votes (7.77 percent), and Amanat Nasional Party with 9,572,623 votes (6.84 percent).

Budiman reported, there were seven parties that did not exceed the parliamentary threshold, such as Persatuan Indonesia Party with 3,738,320 votes (2.67 percent), Berkarya Party 2,929,495 (2.09 percent), Solidaritas Indonesia Party 2,650,361 (1,89 percent), Hati Nurani Rakyat Party 2,161,507 (1.54 percent), Bulan Bintang Party 1,099,848 (0.79 percent), Garuda Party 702,536 (0.50 percent) and Kesatuan dan Persatuan Indonesia Party 312,765 (0.22 percent).

The results of the legislative election, according to Budiman, are stipulated in Decree Number 135/PL/KPU/V/2019 concerning the Determination of President and Vice President, House of Representatives, and regional house.

The results of national Commission recapitulation consist of votes in 34 provinces and 130 foreign committee. The total number of valid votes is 139,971,260 votes.

If accumulated, the total votes of the five parties supporting Widodo-Amin reached 54.9 percent of the representation in parliament, while the opposition earned a total of 35.39 percent of the party’s votes. The votes of the missing parties represented in parliament were 9.7 percent.

To support performance in his second term the “wong cilik” need to more consolidate politics with his opposition parties. Because, with a ratio of 5:4, the government remains difficult to wipe out majority support for future government programs and policies.

In addition, reading the voices of the opposition since the 2014 elections in which the parliamentary leadership was controlled by the opposition, Widodo immediately formulated a strategy by making political communication against the two opposition party leaders.

Widodo once said to be meeting with the two leaders from the opposition party, namely Democratic Party Joint Command Commander Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono and Chairman of Amanat Nasional Party Zulkifli Hasan today (05/21) but then cancelled.

The incumbent has met AHY and in the past month, Widodo has also met Hasan several times. If the two opposition parties joined the government, Widodo had very strong support in Parliament, where his regime won a total support of 69.51 percent of the vote.

Written by Daniel Deha, Email: daniel@theinsiderstories.com

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