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Jakarta deputy governor to be selected by next batch of city councillors

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Sun, August 4, 2019   /  08:31 am
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Members of a special committee to select a new Jakarta deputy governor hold a meeting at the city council building in Central Jakarta on May 20.(Tempo/M Julnis Firmansyah)

Despite having conducted comparative studies as far as the Riau Islands and Central Java provinces to learn how to elect a deputy governor replacement, not to mention having held a series of meetings at home, the Jakarta councillors have come to the conclusion that they are unable to make a decision on the position, which has been left vacant for almost a year. The latest planned city council joint leaders meeting (rapimgab) to approve a code of conduct for the deputy governor selection process drafted by the deputy governor selection committee on July 22 was cancelled. The office has been left vacant since Aug. 10 last year after Sandiaga Uno decided to run for vice president alongside Prabowo Subianto in this year's presidential election. The pair lost to the incumbent. The meeting was cancelled because “at the time none of the city council lead...