Vice President Jusuf Kalla (Photo:Medcom/Dheri)
Vice President Jusuf Kalla (Photo:Medcom/Dheri)

Kalla Introduces Ma'ruf as His Successor

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M Sholahadhin Azhar • 17 Juli 2019 17:14
Jakarta: Vice President Jusuf Kalla and vice president-elect Ma'ruf Amin attended a meeting between the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) and the Indonesian Mosque Council (DMI) in Jakarta on Wednesday.
 
"He has been elected as my susccessor," Kalla told the participants of the meeting.
 
"So this meeting can be seen as a handover ceremony," Kalla joked.

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Indonesia held a simultaneous general and presidential elections on April 17. Voters elected the president, vice president as well as members of national and local legislative bodies on the same day.
 
The General Elections Commission (KPU) concluded the vote recapitulation process at the national level on May 21. The agency named President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo and the MUI chairman as the winners of the 2019 presidential race.
 
The Contistutional Court (MK) announced its ruling on presidential election dispute on June 27. MK judges rejected Prabowo Subianto-Sandidaga Uno presidential pair's legal challenge in its entirety.
 
According to KPU, Jokowi-Ma'ruf bagged 85,607,362 votes or 55.5 percent of the votes. On the other hand, Prabowo-Sandi collected 68,650,239 votes or 45.5 percent of the votes.
 
Earlier this month, Ma'ruf visited the former Golkar Party chairman at the Vice President's Office. During the meeting, Kalla explained about the roles and responsibilities of vice president.
 

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