The 2024 Presidential Election is Predicted to Be a Battle for 3 Candidates


JAKARTA – Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP), Golkar , and Gerindra is predicted not to form a coalition with 2024 presidential election . The three political parties are considered to be carrying out their respective candidate pairs (paslon).

“This estimate can be seen from recent discourse. PDIP as the winner of the 2019 Legislative Council looks to be preparing for it Mrs. Maharani as presidential candidate. Golkar began to insist on carrying Airlangga Hartarto . While Gerindra seems to have agreed to carry Prabowo Subianto ,” said Political Observer from Esa Unggul University Jakarta, M. Jamiluddin Ritonga, Saturday (23/10/2021).

Of the three candidates, he judged that only Prabowo was worthy of being promoted as a presidential candidate when viewed from his electability. This is because Prabowo’s electability is quite high, while that of Puan and Airlangga is very low.

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However, if you look at the votes in the 2019 Pileg, then the three figures have the opportunity to be promoted as presidential candidates. PDIP can even nominate their own pairs of presidential and vice presidential candidates.

“Meanwhile, Golkar and Gerindra are sufficient in a coalition with one medium-sized party to carry their cadres to become presidential candidates,” he said.

He said every party that brought its cadres to become presidential candidates would want to win. Thus, the question arises about the chance of winning if Puan and Airlangga are nominated as presidential candidates.

“So, there is a possibility that Puan will be made a vice presidential candidate with Prabowo as a presidential candidate. This possibility is even greater because there is a close relationship between Megawati Soekarnoputri and Prabowo,” he said.

In addition, he said, there were rumors that Megawati Soekarnoputri and Prabowo would form a coalition in 2024 if Prabowo wanted to join Jokowi’s cabinet. The agreement will carry Prabowo and Puan in the 2024 presidential election.