TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairman Megawati Soekarnoputri said that the recent poll result could not be used as a benchmark for a candidate’s success in the 2018 regional head elections and the 2019 Presidential Election despite PDI-P topping most of the polls.
“Poll results are dynamic. PDI-P maybe top the polls today, but it can drop if any unwanted things happen,” said Megawati in the opening of PDI-P coordination meeting in Central Jakarta on Thursday, May 3.
During this opportunity, Megawati explained the result of Kompas poll conducted from March 28 to April 1 stating that PDI-P was at the top of the electability list after obtaining 33.3 percent votes. Meanwhile, the second spot went to Gerindra Party with a 10.9 percent electability level.
“PDI-P can be proud of that but should avoid being overbearing,” said Megawati.
Megawati asked for every PDI-P member to preserve the party’s image and prohibited any member to speak in behalf of the party if it is mainly driven by personal interests.