A political expert from the University of Brawijaya, Malang, Faza Dhora Nailufar, says Rusdi Kirana, co-founder and chief executive of Lion Air, had no significant impact on the National Awakening Party's (PKB) performance in the 2014 legislative election.
said the PKB's vote gain during the legislative poll on April 9 was due to to the return of party members that had fled to other political parties in the previous election.
"It's not significant as none of the PKB grass root supporters knew Rusdi
," said Faza in Jakarta on Thursday as quoted by kompas.com
financial capacity, she
further said, played no significant influence on potential vote-buying, marketing and campaign advertisement spending during the election.