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Jakarta gears up for inauguration

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 18 2019   /  12:17 am
High alert: Police vehicles equipped with tear gas guns are seen at the House of Representatives/People’s Consultative Assembly compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, ahead of the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday. Some 30,000 security personnel will be deployed on the inauguration day.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

High alert: Police vehicles equipped with tear gas guns are seen at the House of Representatives/People’s Consultative Assembly compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, ahead of the inauguration of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday. Some 30,000 security personnel will be deployed on the inauguration day.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo will officially begin his second term this Sunday, and the inauguration ceremony promises to be a global affair. Several world leaders are expected to attend, including from ASEAN countries, Australia, China and the United States.Presidential Secretariat head Heru Budi Hartono told journalists at the State Palace on Thursday that preparations were underway to welcome dignitaries who had confirmed their attendance.“[Confirmed] heads of state include those from Brunei Daruss...