Syamsul Arifin & Gatot Pujo Nugroho

Apr 18th, 2008, in News, by

The PKS continues its mini winning streak in regional elections, this time in North Sumatra.

Early results in the North Sumatra election point to a win for Syamsul Arifin and Gatot Pujo Nugroho, backed by a coalition of Islamist parties, the PKS (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera), PPP (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan), and PBB (Partai Bulan Bintang).

Initial Results

  • Syamsul Arifin and Gatot Pujo Nugroho – (Team “Syampurno”) (PKS, PPP, PBB) – 35%
  • Tritamtomo and Benny Pasaribu (Team “Triben”) (PDI Perjuangan) – 25%
  • Ali Umri and Maratua Simanjuntak (Team “Umma”) (Golkar) – 17%
  • Abdul Wahab Dalimunthe and Romo Raden Syafi’i (Team “Waras”) (Partai Demokrat, PBR, PAN) – 13%
  • R.E. Siahaan and Suherdi (Team “Pass”) (PDS, PKB, PIB, PBSD, PPD, PNBK, Partai Pelopor, PNI Marheinisme) – 9%


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Turnout & Irregularities

Current Governor of Sumatera Utara Rudolf Pardede says the turnout was only around 40% and that this is a worrying sign for democracy.

Lingkar Survei Indonesia (LSI) put the turnout at only 30%. okezone However Lembaga Survei Indonesia (LSI) said it was 59%. suarapembaruan

R.E. Siahaan complained that in the Pantai Barat area, which is mainly Christian, many people did not receive voter registration cards. tempo There were many other complaints of voter cards being unavailable.

One Comment on “Syamsul Arifin & Gatot Pujo Nugroho”

  1. Kristian says:

    We have done the best by choosing them………………………hurrrah.

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