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Kalla equips Ma'ruf with VP 'starter kit' as transition begins

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana
    Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, July 5, 2019   /  10:17 am
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Jusuf Kalla (right).(Antara/Dhemas Reviyanto)

Vice president-elect Ma'ruf Amin visited the office of incumbent Vice President Jusuf Kalla in the first steps of the political transition toward the new Joko "Jokowi" Widodo-Ma'ruf administration. Ma'ruf, clad in his trademark white shirt, black peci cap and sarong, met with Kalla, who wore a light blue batik, for about an hour on Thursday to ask for the latter's guidance on the duties of the vice presidency. After the meeting, Kalla gave Ma'ruf a tote bag stamped with the words "Office of the Vice President" filled with various documents detailing the rights and responsibilities of the country's number two position. "We met and spoke with each other, first of course about the duties of the vice president, the main responsibilities, and his own initiatives, as well as ongoing work that should be continued," he said...