Thousands of People Enthusiastically Parade President Jokowi and Vice President JK to the Palace

By Alfurkon Setiawan
Date 21 Oktober 2014
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Thousands of People Enthusiastically Parade President Jokowi and Vice President JK to the Palace

Thousands of people enthusiastically parade the couple President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) and Vice President Jusuf Kalla (JK) to the Palace, on Monday afternoon. Although the carriage used by Jokowi-JK on the parade, was just boarded from the Circle of Indonesia Hotel but since entering the Semanggi area, the Indonesia-1 car boarded by President Jokowo was difficult to run since there were a lot of people who welcomed the car parade joyfully.

After struggling to go through the Hotel of Indonesia area amid the welcoming yells ‘long live the President, long life the new Indonesia’ President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla moved from their official cars to the provided carriage.

Because of the hot weather, Jokowi put off his jacket. His long-sleeved white shirt that he wore was rolled directly, while JK took off his tie. Next, Jokowi and JK greeted all people who were in that area, both of them waved with three fingers greeting.

Jokowi and JK casually applauded people’s shouts who greet them with big smiles on their faces. Over and over again, Jokowi and JK greet the people by waving their hands. The crowd of people along Thamrin Street made the carriage boarded by Jokowi – JK could not move fast.

Approaching the Palace, the carriage took a rest for a while. This opportunity was used by President Jokowi to put his tie on and wear his jacket back before entering the Palace area.

Meanwhile in the Merdeka Palace, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) accompanied by Madam Ani Yudhoyono had waited President Jokowi and Vice President Jusuf Kalla to continue the welcoming ceremony. Some outgoing ministers of Indonesian United Cabinet II were there as well. (TA/SA/RAM/ES) (Shally)

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