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Jakarta Post

Jakarta councillors end lackluster term

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 26 2019   /  01:10 am

With new Jakarta city councillors being inaugurated on Monday for the 2019-2024 term, their predecessors are leaving office with a substandard track record for producing bylaws and having failed to select a new deputy governor.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan had submitted to the Jakarta Council on March 4 the names of two candidates for the deputy governor position left vacant by Sandiaga Uno a year ago.They are Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politicians Ahmad Syaikhu and Agung Yulianto.However, no progress has been made in the selection process, despite the establishment of a special committee on May 14 and comparative studies conducted on Grobogan regency in Central Java, Riau and Riau Islands to learn how to select a replacement deputy governor.According to Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) political analyst Siti Zuhro, one of the factors that affected the outgoing council’s p...