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City Council gets new speakers, with some old faces

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, October 4, 2019   /  06:27 pm
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Jakarta city councilors are inaugurated for the 2019-2024 term at the City Council building in Central Jakarta on Aug. 26. (kompas.com/Ryana Aryadita Umasugi)

The Jakarta City Council (DPRD) has named the councilors who will lead the legislative body for the new period with the priority of completing the deliberation of stalled bylaws and policies aimed at easing the persistent woes that blight the city. Five councilors were selected to lead the city council for the 2019-2024 period on Thursday, with some familiar faces. Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Prasetyo Edi Marsudi remains at the speaker post while the Gerindra Party’s Muhammad Taufik also stays on as deputy speaker. Three new faces joining the speakership are Abdurrahman Suhaimi from the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Zita Anjani from the National Mandate Party (PAN) and Misan Samsuri from the Democratic Party. The selection of the speakers came following the inauguration of the new councilors in late August. Of the five, four previously serv...