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Political Expert Explains Ganjar’s Vote and Support in West Sumatra Has the Potential to Continue to Increase


By : Raifa Pratista )*

Political experts explained that the votes and support for the figure of Ganjar Pranowo in West Sumatra Province (Sumbar) could continue to have the potential to increase. This is because the PDI Perjuangan party machine itself is very strong, besides that their supporters are also very loyal people.

Professor (Gubes) of Political Science at Andalan University, Prof. Asrinaldi revealed that it turns out that Ganjar Pranowo still has the opportunity to capture all the votes of the people in West Sumatra Province (Sumbar) even more optimally.

Of course, it is not without reason why this expert explains this. The reason is, according to him, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) itself has an extraordinary party machine and can be mobilized in several regions, including the extraordinary loyalty of its supporters and volunteers.

Some of them, if you look at West Sumatra itself, PDI Perjuangan has votes in the Dharmasraya, West Pasaman and Mentawai areas, these three locations are indeed important keys for the party led by Megawati Soekarnoputri to be able to continue to gain maximum votes in West Sumatra.

So it is very clear that areas with a base of party loyalists bearing the bull logo with a white snout will certainly be very influential and able to influence the choices of the Minang people in West Sumatra to make their choice and fix their hearts on Ganjar Pranowo.

Therefore, the political machine owned by the PDI Perjuangan is indeed the key to victory if they all continue to work very hard in various regions, including in areas that are still swing voters such as in Padang. Because the existence of swing voters itself can actually be very profitable if it can be managed properly.

Furthermore, Prof. Asrinaldi predicts and continues to be optimistic and believes that this opportunity will be able to be controlled by the PDI Perjuangan so that the votes owned by the white-haired leader in the Presidential Election (Pilpres) in 2024 will continue to increase, especially in West Sumatra.

Previously, still touching on the political machine of the PDI Perjuangan itself, the Chair of the PDIP Central Leadership Council (DPP), Puan Maharani, continued to encourage the consolidation activities of all cadres which were held in Semarang, Central Java some time ago to continue to strengthen the spirit of all their cadres. in order to win Ganjar Pranowo in the 2024 presidential election, he continues to push so that the party machine can immediately work optimally.

The enthusiasm and sacrifice to fight continues to be encouraged by all PDI Perjuangan cadres, so that the party machine owned by the political party with the Marhaenism ideology will be able to work extraordinarily as soon as possible for their victory.

Then, the facts on the ground are that up to now, all volunteers supporting Ganjar Pranowo are very loyal and continue to work hard to carry out outreach in the community, especially for the community in West Sumatra. One of them is the Mak Ganjar Volunteers who strive to provide many benefits in every socialization activity they carry out, especially for mothers.

Regional Coordinator (Korwil) Mak Ganjar West Sumatra, Ulfa Yulida, explained that they carried out a series of training as a form of commitment to continue to encourage the empowerment of women’s roles in the economic sector. Apart from that, this training is also able to increase products from home industries and increase Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) actors.

Support continues to flow for Ganjar Pranowo, not only from his supporters who were previously very loyal, but support also comes from hundreds of people who claim to have volunteered for Prabowo in the 2019 presidential election in Padang, West Sumatra.

They ultimately decided to transfer their support to the PDI Perjuangan presidential candidate by holding a declaration and being marked by an action of changing their clothes from t-shirts with Pranowo’s picture to t-shirts with the face of the 54 year old leader reading ‘Ganjar Pranowo 2024 (GP 2024).

PS19GP24 Coordinator, Jhon Kenedi stated that the move they made was because they were looking for a leader who was able to become a symbol of national leadership regeneration, which they saw that this figure was indeed in Ganjar Pranowo and were very confident that he would be able to become the right leader for the nation. This.

Seeing the enthusiasm of the Minang people in West Sumatra (Sumbar), it is clearly proven that Ganjar Pranowo’s vote tally will continue to increase thanks to the increasing support even from various regions and from many circles of society.

)* The author is a contributor to the Padang Literacy Forum 

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