Indonesia elections: PDI-P tipped to win big at the polls
Jokowi's party expected to win at least 25% of the popular vote
ABOUT 6,600 candidates vying for 560 seats in the national Parliament have travelled across their constituencies, made fiery speeches and told voters why they deserve a seat in the House for the next five years.
As Indonesians head to the polls tomorrow, observers and the media have, to a man, billed former president Megawati Sukarnoputri's Indonesian Democratic Party - Struggle (PDI-P) as the leading party by a long shot.
What they want to know is how big its margin of victory will be. Most credible opinion polls expect the PDI-P to win at least 25 per cent of the popular vote after it named popular Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as its presidential candidate. Many also see the peaceful election and transition of government as another boost for Indonesia's maturing democracy.
"If PDI-P wins, then one of the milestones of Indonesia's democratic consolidation has been achieved," said Jakarta's Centre for Strategic and International Studies analyst Philips Vermonte.