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Jokowi submits resignation letter

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 11, 2014   /  07:54 am

Governor and president-elect Joko '€œJokowi'€ Widodo said on Wednesday that he had submitted his resignation letter to the City Council so that he could become president on Oct. 20.

Jokowi said it had been a while since he had sent the letter to the council, adding that the council would later deliberate on his resignation in a plenary session. '€œI sent the letter last week, I forget the date. You can check with the City Council,'€ he said, as quoted by tribunnews.com.

He added, however, that the process was suspended until the newly-formed council'€™s organizational structure, including its leadership, had been formed. '€œThey will hold the plenary session after the establishment of the council'€™s structure is completed,'€ he said.

Separately, City Council secretary Mangara Pardede said he had not received the letter. '€œThe letter has not arrived at the council secretariat and I have yet to be informed if the council'€™s leadership has received the resignation letter,'€ he said.

According to Mangara, Jokowi'€™s resignation should be decided through a plenary session that cannot be presided over by temporary council leadership. President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is expected to give his approval only after the City Council accepts Jokowi'€™s resignation.