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Jakarta Post

Anies waits for Sandiaga to be officially discharged

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 13, 2018   /   04:27 pm
Anies waits for Sandiaga to be officially discharged Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan embraces his deputy Sandiaga Uno after the latter submitted his resignation letter on Aug.10, to run alongside Gerindra Party leader Prabowo Subianto in the 2019 presidential election. (JP/Gisela Swaragita)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said he was still awaiting the official discharge of Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno, before selecting potential replacements.

“We still need to wait for a decree from the President [on the deputy governor's dismissal],” he said at City Hall on Monday.

Sandiaga tendered his resignation letter last week after being declared the vice presidential candidate to run with Gerindra Party leader Prabowo Subianto in the upcoming election.

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However the Jakarta Legislative Council has to approve the resignation through a plenary session, followed by presidential approval, before Sandiaga is officially discharged.

Anies refused to comment on likely candidates to replace Sandiaga in the deputy governor position, but expressed confidence that the Gerindra Party and the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), which backed the pair, would recommend solid candidates. (nor)