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Nine months on, Jakarta is still searching for new deputy governor

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22, 2019   /  05:13 pm
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Ahmad Syaikhu(kompas.com/Anggita Muslimah)

The ball is now in the court of the Jakarta Council with regard to selecting a new deputy governor, a post that has been left vacant for nine months. The council's selection committee for deputy governor began working on Monday. The committee, which consists of 25 councilors representing each faction in the legislative body, must first develop a code of conduct for a plenary meeting to be held to appoint a new deputy governor. The committee’s deputy head Bestari Barus from the NasDems said he expected the development of a code of conduct would be completed after the Idul Fitri holiday in the first week of June. “Then the [deputy governor] selection is in early August. That’s the target,” he said. The councilors are running against time to finish their duties prior the end of the term of the 2014-2019 council in August. However, Bestari said it woul...