CSIS' quick count shows Democrat gains 9.1 percent

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The preliminary result of quick vote count by two pollsters, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Cyrus Network, showed the Democrat Party gained 9.1 percent of votes cast in the legislative election.

The ruling partys vote tally fell from 26.4 percent gained in the 2009 legislative election.

Despite the drop, the Democrat Party was still ranked fifth in the election, in which 12 political parties participated.

The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) led the preliminary result of quick vote count with 18.6 percent, followed by the Golkar Party with 14.6 percent, the Greater Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party with 11.9 percent and the Nations Awakening Party (PKB) with 9.8 percent.

The National Mandate Party finished sixth with 7.9 percent, followed by the United Development Party (PPP) with 6.8 percent, the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) with 6.7 percent, the National Democrat Party (Nasdem) with 6.5 percent, the Peoples Conscience Party (Hanura) with 5.5 percent, the Crescent and Star Party (PBB) with 1.6 percent and the Indonesian Justice and Unity Party (PKPI) with 1.1 percent.

The quick vote count was based on a random sampling method, with the quality of provisional random at 98.3 percent and the margin of error at 1 percent.

The samples were taken from 2,000 polling stations in 77 electoral constituencies across Indonesia.

Reporting by Amie Fenia Arimbi