Jakarta: The Jakarta Regional Legislative Council is scheduled to pick the new Jakarta deputy governor in early March 2020. Local lawmakers is expected to complete the mechanism in the near future.
"I hope we can pick the new deputy governor by the first week of March 2020," Jakarta Regional Legislative Council Speaker Prasetyo Edi Marsudi said here on Monday, February 17, 2020.
According to Prasetyo, the mechanism will be determined during a joint leadership meeting. however, he refused to reveal the detailed schedule.
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"I cannot remember the detailed schedule," the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) politician said.
The Jakarta deputy governor position has been vacant since August 2018. Sandiaga Uno stepped down from the position ahead of the 2019 presidential race.
Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Nurmansyah Lubis and Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party Ahmad Riza Patria were recently named as Jakarta deputy governor candiates. The new Jakarta deputy governow will be picked by the members of the Jakarta Regional Legislative Council. (Hartono Ardi Lase/Medcom.id)