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Council vows to complete 2020 city budget on time

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, October 16, 2019   /  10:16 am
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Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan (left) and the speaker and deputy speakers of the Jakarta Council for the 2019-2024 term pose together after their inauguration at City Hall in Central Jakarta on Monday. (JP/Sausan Atika)(Sausan Atika/Sausan Atika)

The speaker and deputy speakers of the Jakarta City Council (DPRD) for the 2019-2024 term were sworn into office on Monday amid mounting pressure to complete the city budget deliberation in a timely manner. The five councilors inaugurated to lead the city council are Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician Prasetyo Edi Marsudi, who remains at the speaker post, the Gerindra Party’s Muhammad Taufik, Abdurrahman Suhaimi of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Zita Anjani of the National Mandate Party (PAN) and the Democratic Party’s Misan Samsuri as deputy speakers. The five were inaugurated two months after the councilors were sworn into office on Aug. 26.  The speakership posts were allocated to the parties based on the respective number of seats they won in the legislative election. The Home Ministry has set Nov. 30 as the deadline to receiv...