Morning Briefing: Subianto’s Voters Rises, Voices for Widodo Dropped

Joko Widodo vs Prabowo Subianto - Photo: Special
JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) — Good morning! Roy Morgan, a Melbourne-based market research firm, reported presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto‘ voter has narrowed slightly compared to Joko Widodo.
The difference between the two candidates now around 13 percent. Widodo, who is seeking a second and final term in office, has the support of 56.5 percent of the 1,102 respondents, while Subianto rose 43.5 per cent. While, among urban voters, the difference between the two candidates was far narrower, with the incumbent ahead of his opponent 51.5 per cent to 48.5 per cent.
Previously, the pre-election poll by Kompas, had shown support for Widodo falling below the 50 percent psychological mark for the first time, and his rivals gaining significant ground. Its findings indicated that the electability of Widodo – Ma’ruf Amin dropped to 49.2 per cent from 52.6 per cent six months ago.
In contrast, support for Subianto – Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno rose to 37.4 percent, up almost five points from the previous survey by Kompas released in October last year.
Furthermore, after operated Mass Rapid Transit, Jakarta’ will operate the Light Rapid Transit next week, said the regional company yesterday (03/04). PT LRT Jakarta, as an operator, will start doing simulation of minimum services standard. The first route to operate Kelapa Gading – Velodrome in East Jakarta with tariff at Rp5,000 (US$0.35).
Furthermore, United States and China trade negotiation is getting closer on reaching deal. White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow said the high-level talks are making good headway, while the final deal may depend on the further negotiation.
Chinese Vice Premier Liu He is now in Washington for the latest round of talks. The main issues in the negotiation are American intellectual property  protection and an enforcement mechanism to ensure China honors its commitments in a trade agreement.
While, United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May is now seeking Brexit compromise with opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn, ahead of the next parliament’s voting. However, by approaching Corbyn, many of May’s conservatives mocked her as unfit to govern and she risks further inflaming divisions in her party. One minister just quit on Wednesday.
May said on Tuesday she would seek a short delay to the current Brexit date of April 12, as she did not want the UK to take part in European Parliament elections on May 23. But European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker stated the UK would not get any further short delays to Brexit unless its parliament ratified a deal by April 12.
On the last day of trade Tuesday, Indonesian Rupiah moved slightly decreasing by 0.04 percent to 14,182.75. But the Jakarta Composite Index increased by 0.36 to 6,476.06 with Rp226,53 foreign inflow.
US$1: Rp14,100
May you have a profitable day!
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