Islamic parties on track for victory in the West Java election.
Early results for the West Java governor's election:
The final result will be announced in one week.
Parties & Coalitions
Ahmad Heryawan and Dede Yusuf were supported by a coalition of the Justice Party (PKS) and the National Mandate Party (PAN).
Agum Gumelar and Numan Abdul Hakim were supported by a polyglot coalition including the Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), the United Development Party (PPP), the National Awakening Party (PKB) and the Crescent Star Party (PBB).
Interpretations - Young, Cleanskin, & Handsome
M Qodari, the director of Indo Barometer, says the Justice Party (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS)) has scored an important psychological victory as the 2009 national elections approach.
But he added that the West Java victory was in part due to the personal appeal of Dede Yusuf from PAN, who is a singer, and that at the national level the PKS had a shortage of popular, well-known figures. detik
Partai Amanat Nasional (PAN) leader Soetrisno Bachir says his team's victory was proof that people wanted younger leaders who didn't carry too much "baggage". Both Ahmad Heryawan and Dede Yusuf are 41 years old, while the other candidates are in their fifties or sixties.
Golkar figure Rully Chaerul Azwar seemed to agree, explaining his side's loss by saying people wanted fresh leaders.
Said to be a political analyst, Fadjroel Rahman believes the PKS-PAN victory is almost seminal in Indonesian politics, breaking the grip of old guard cabals of bureaucrats and retired military men, and that women and young voters had played the biggest role in electing the winners. antara
Handsome fellow Dede Yusuf (Yusuf Macan Effendi).