Jakarta: Golkar lawmaker Ahmadi Noor Supit has revealed the political party may announce the new House of Representatives speaker soon.
"The issue has been decided. The chosen candidate is reportedly (Bambang Soesatyo)," said the politician at the Parliament Building Complex on Thursday afternoon.
Setya Novanto stepped down from the important post in December. He delivered a resignation letter to the House Ethics Council (MKD).
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The controversial politician was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in November. He was named as a graft suspected in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) case.
"The signal is very strong. other candidates have informally congratulated him," he added.