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Jakarta Post

Pastika inaugurated as new Bali governor

  • Dicky Christanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 29 2008   /  10:39 am

Made Mangku Pastika and Anak Agung Ngurah Puspayoga have officially become Bali's new governor and vice governor to lead the island province for the next five years. The pair were installed Thursday by Home Minister Mardiyanto in a special plenary of the Bali Legislative Council in Denpasar. "You have been chosen in the first direct election ever conducted in the province. Therefore, you have the legitimacy to run the upcoming administration more effectively," Mardiyanto said in his inauguration speech. "And in doing your duties, keep one thing in mind that from now on, the two of you no longer belong to a particular political party but to all Balinese. So you must act on behalf of all the Balinese." The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) supported the pair who replaced Dewa Made Beratha and IGN Kesuma Kelakan who were in offi...