President Jokowi Inaugurates 9 Newly Elected Governors
Date 5 September 2018
President Joko Jokowi Widodo inaugurated 9 (nine) pairs of Governors and Deputy Governors for 2018-2023 period who won the 2018 simultaneous regional election, at the State Palace, Jakarta, Wednesday (5/9).
The inauguration was held based on Presidential Decree Number 152 / P until 154 / P and 156 / P Year 2018 dated 28 August 2018; number 158 / P Year 2018 dated 29 August 2018; number 159 / P up to 162 / P Year 2018 date 4 September 2018, on the Ratification of Appointment of Governors and Deputy Governors for 2018-2023 period.
The 9 pairs of newly elected Governors and Deputy Governors are: 1. Sutarmidji and Ria Norsan (West Kalimantan Province); 2. Ali Mazi and Lukman Abunawas (Southeast Sulawesi Province); 3. Nurdin Abdullah and Sudirman Sulaiman (South Sulawesi Province); 4. Lukas Enembe and Klemen Tinal (Papua Province); 5. Ridwan Kamil and Uu Ruzhanul Ulum (West Java Province); 6. Edy Rahmayadi and Musa Rajekshah (North Sumatera Province); 7. Viktor B. Laiskodat and Josef Nae Soi (East Nusa Tenggara Province); 8. Ganjar Pranowo and Taj Yasin Maimoen (Central Java Province); and 9. I Wayan Koster and Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardhana Sukawati (Bali Province).
The inauguration was started by handing over the excerpts of the Presidential Decree to every Governor and Deputy Governor by President Jokowi at the Credential Room, the Merdeka Palace. Then the President, Vice President, followed by the Governors and Deputy Governors marched from the Merdeka Palace to the State Palace.
On the occasion, President Jokowi was also accompanied by Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung, Minister of State Secretary Pratikno, and Minister of Home Affairs Tjahjo Kumolo.
For the record, with the inauguration of the 9 pairs of Governors and Deputy Governors, the remaining elected Governors that have not been sworn are from East Java Province, Lampung Province, Riau Province, North Maluku Province, West Nusa Tenggara Province, South Sumatra Province, Maluku Province and East Kalimantan Province. (DND / UN / ES) (STU/MMB/Naster)