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Jakarta councillors rush to select new partner for Anies

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Tue, June 25, 2019   /  06:42 pm
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (right) speaks with Home Minister Tjahjo Kumolo during a special plenary meeting at the City Council to commemorate Jakarta's 492nd anniversary on June 22.(Antara/Nova Wahyudi)

Jakarta City Councillors are rushing to proceed with the selection of the new deputy governor before their terms end in August. The new councillors for the 2019-2022 term will be inaugurated this August, leaving the current councillors two months to select a replacement for former deputy governor Sandiaga Uno. The council’s special committee for deputy governor selection, comprising 25 councillors representing each faction in the legislative body, has revealed that it will hold a plenary meeting on July 22 to select the deputy governor. The committee is now determining the code of conduct for the plenary meeting, the committee's undersecretary Bestari Barus said. The council aimed to hold a plenary meeting by the end of this month first to endorse the code of conduct as well as to announce the councillors assigned to be members of the final selection committee. ...