Aburizal “Ical” Bakrie is perhaps the anti-thesis of Midas since everything he touched had turned into dirt; that includes the Golkar Party. Under Ical’s leadership, Golkar did not just fail to win the 2014 legislative election, it also, for the first time in the Party’s history, failed to endorse its own presidential cadre; the Party did not even manage to get its vice presidential candidate into the winning ticket. Worse, Golkar today remains deeply divided into two warring factions—Ical’s faction versus Agung Laksono’s faction—, which in turn, had cost the party a major loss in the 2015 simultaneous regional elections. But after all of those failures, Ical Bakrie remains the power holder in Golkar, why? To subscribe please click here