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Jakarta Post

Aswanto elected Constitutional Court deputy chief justice

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 2, 2018   /   05:09 pm
Aswanto elected Constitutional Court deputy chief justice Newly elected Constitutional Court chief justice Anwar Usman (left) shakes hand with his colleague Aswanto, who was elected to be the new deputy chief justice after a plenary meeting held by the nine justices at the court on Monday. (Antara/Sigid Kurniawan)

After electing the new chief justice, the justices of the Constitutional Court also elected Aswanto as the court’s deputy chief justice for the 2018 to 2020 period during a plenary meeting on Monday.

The justice won the election by a 5-to-4 majority vote among nine justices, defeating justice Saldi Isra during a voting process that took place in a plenary session open to the public at 1 p.m.

It was held following an earlier plenary meeting on Monday morning to elect the new Constitutional Court chief justice, Anwar Usman, who previously served as deputy chief justice at the court. 

Aswanto was a justice appointed by the House of Representatives in March 2014. He is set to conclude his first term with the court next year.

Both the new Constitutional Court justice and chief justice are set to take an oath before the court on Monday afternoon. They are set to serve in their position for 2.5 years.