President Jokowi installs nine governors

President Jokowi installs nine governors

President Joko Widodo handed over a copy of the Presidential Decree on the assignation of Central Java Governor to the elected Governor Gandjar Pranowo at Merdeka Palace on Wednesday (5/9/2018). (Antara/Joko Susilo)

Jakarta, (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) installed nine governors and their deputies for the 2018-2023 period at the Merdeka Palace, here, Wednesday.

The governors are from South Sulawesi, North Sumatra, West Java, West Kalimantan, Central Java, Bali, Southeast Sulawesi, Papua, and East Nusa Tenggara (NTT).

Jokowi was accompanied by Vice President M. Jusuf Kalla and Home Affairs Minister Tjahjo Kumolo during the inauguration ceremony.

The newly installed governors and deputies are Nurdin Abdullah-Andi Sudirman Sulaiman of South Sulawesi, Edy Rahmayadi-Musa Rajekshah of North Sumatra, M. Ridwan Kamil-Uu Ruzhanul Ulum of West Java, Sutarmidji-Ria Norsan of West Kalimantan, Ganjar Pranowo-Taj Yasin of Central Java, I Wayan Koster-Tjok Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati of Bali, Ali Mazi-Lukman Abunawas of Southeast Sulawesi, Lukas Enembe-Klemen Tinal of Papua, and Victor B Laiskodat-Josef Nae Soi of NTT.

The governors and deputies were elected or re-elected during the third simultaneous regional head elections held in 171 regions, comprising 17 provinces, 39 municipalities, and 115 districts across the country, on June 27, 2018.

The number of eligible voters for the pilkada 2018 reached 158 million, or some 80 percent of the total number of eligible voters for the presidential and legislative elections in 2019, which is some 197 million.

Reporting by Desca Lidya Natalia
Editing by Fardah