Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan needs to go it alone for a while following a stalemate between the two parties endorsing him amid concerns that the vacant deputy governor post will disrupt his work.
The Gerindra Party and Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) have not yet come up with a replacement for former deputy governor Sandiaga Uno, who resigned in August to run as presidential candidate and Gerindra party chief Prabowo Subianto’s running mate.
Both parties have repeatedly insisted that their candidates deserved the post.
Anies said he was overwhelmed by external activities since Sandiaga’s departure from City Hall, adding that the vacant post did not affect the administrative work because the final say was in his hands and he had officials helping him out.
However, he added that there were many meetings and events that needed to be attended by either the g...