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Jakarta Post

Jakarta council should select new deputy governor

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, August 10, 2018   /   01:26 pm
Jakarta council should select new deputy governor A plenary meeting on May 28 at City Hall in Central Jakarta. ( Carina)

The Jakarta Council (DPRD) should select a new Jakarta deputy governor after the resignation of Sandiaga Uno earlier today, who will run as vice president of Gerindra Party leader Prabowo Subianto in next year's election.

Home Ministry regional autonomy director general Sumarsono said the prevailing law stipulates that the regional head, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan, had to propose two names to the City Council, based on the recommendations of the coalition parties, Gerindra and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), that backed the governor during last year’s election.

“The DPRD will then vote one of the two candidates,” he said on Friday as reported by

Sumarsono explained that the mechanism was based on Law No. 23/2014 on regional administration.

He added that, based on the regulation, the deputy governor post would remain vacant until the selection at the council. (nor)