Jokowi inaugurates nine governors, deputy governors
Marguerite Afra Sapiie
The Jakarta Post
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated on Wednesday nine governors and deputy governors who were elected in the simultaneous regional elections on June 27.
The nine pairs of regional leaders were sworn in to lead their respective provinces for the period of 2018 to 2023 during a ceremony at the State Palace.
They are Nurdin Abdullah and Sudirman Sulaiman of South Sulawesi, Edy Rahmayadi and Musa Rajekshah of North Sumatra, Ali Mazi and Lukman Abunawas of Southeast Sulawesi, Ganjar Pranowo and Taj Yasin Maimoen of Central Java, I Wayan Koster and Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati of Bali, Sutarmidji and Ria Norsan of West Kalimantan, Viktor Bungtilu Laiskodat and Josef Nae Soi of East Nusa Tenggara, Lukas Enembe and Klemen Tinal of Papua, and Ridwan Kamil and Uu Ruzhanul Ulum of West Java.
Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo said the nine pairs of regional leaders, who were among 17 gubernatorial pairs that were elected in June, were the first ones to be inaugurated.
"The nine were [inaugurated] because the term of [their predecessors] has finished and the election results were not disputed at the Constitutional Court," Tjahjo said.
He went on to say that the ministry might consult with State Secretary Pratikno about having the President inaugurate the remaining leaders in four or five ceremonies.
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