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RimbunNEWS - Impact of Election 2014 to Job Market

19 Mar 2014 / / News

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“Indonesia will see their lesgislative election in 9 April 2014 with currently 12 parties pass the requirements set by General Election Commission (KPU) and presidential election in July 2014.”


12 parties that would rally in the legislative election: (excluding 3 Aceh Parties)


No Politcal Party Name Presidential Candidate or Probable Candidate

Prediction in the legislative election

1 PDIP (Partai Demokasi Indonesia Perjuangan) Probable Candidate: Jokowi Widodo (current Jakarta Governor) Strong
2 Golkar (Partai Golongan Karya) Presidential Candidate: Aburizal Bakrie Strong
3 PD (Partai Demokrat) Probable Candidate: Edhi Baskoro Yudhoyono or Gita Wirjayawn Medium (weaker support due to corruption problems)
4 Gerindra (Partai Gerakan Indonesia) Presidential Candidate: Prabowo Subianto Strong
5 Hanura (Partai Hati Nurani Rakyat) Presidential Candidate: Wiranto - Vice President: Hary Tanoesoedibjo Medium
6 Nasdem (Partai Nasdem) Not yet announce Medium
7 PKPI (Partai Keadilan dan Persatuan Indonesia) Not yet announce Weak
8 PAN (Partai amanat Nasional) Hatta Rajasa Weak
9 PKB (Partai Kebangkitan Nasional) Not yet announce Weak
10 PPP (Partai Persatuan Pembangunan) Presidential Candidate: Suryadharma Ali Weak
11 PKS (Partai Keadilan Sejahtera) Not yet announce Weak
12 PBB (Partai Bulan Bintang) Presidential Candidate: Yusril Ihza Mahendra Weak

Source: Wikipedia


Indonesia has raised the bar for participating in elections, Based on the Law No. 42 of 2008, nominations of candidates for presidential election may only be made by a party (or coalition of parties) which as at least 20% of the seats in the national Parliament (DPR).


With this regulation, we predicted that the presidential candidates nominated are most probably from strong Parties such as PDIP, Golkar, PD and Gerindra. These might leave us with: 

  1. Probable Candidate Prabowo Subianto (Gerindra)
  2. Probable Candidate: Edhie Baskoro Yudhoyono (PD), Gita Wirjawan (PD)
  3. Probable Candidate : Aburizal Bakrie (Golkar)
  4. Probable Candidate: Jokowi Widodo (PDIP)


We are quite confident that Indonesia will remain stable politically this year, eventhough there are growing fears that the level of political corruption might soar.


However, in the economic forefront, the positive effects of elections that will usually boost consumer spending might be outweighted by the effect of “wait and see” stance by foreign investors as they wait for the new president.


This will in turn impact the job market, as we would see slower recruitment and if all is well a boost of more recruitment in the job market for the year 2015.



Debby Lim (debby@rimbunjob.com)