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from THE JAKARTA POST -- MONDAY, MARCH 2, 2009 The Golkar party poses a dilemma for those who consider courting Golkar to support their presidential bid, including for President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). On the one hand, Golkar is currently the biggest party in parliament, the winner of the 2004 legislative election, and will certainly gain a significant number of votes in the 2009 elections. And, as a political party, Golkar can also be considered to have the most solid party organization.
However, the problem with Golkar is that its success in the legislative election cannot be used to measure its success in the upcoming presidential election. The loyalty of Golkar's voters is to the party, but not to figures.
In the 2004 presidential election, Golkar had Wiranto …