Jakarta to Have Acting Governor by October 2022, Baswedan Discharged

Arfi Bambani
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan during a press conference
Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan during a press conference - Governor of Jakarta Anies Baswedan said he had high respect for the Jakarta Regional People's Representative Council's (DPRD's) sessions held to deliberate the process to discharge him and deputy governor Ahmad Riza Patria. The terms of office of Baswedan and Patria will expire next October, and those to fill in the replacements will take office on an acting basis, pending the 2024 Regional Elections.

"We respect all processes as we respect other (legislative) processes," Baswedan stated at the Jakarta City Hall here on Monday, August 29, 2022.

The governor emphasized that the ongoing process should be respected, as the sessions are part of the duties of regional legislators. "Hence, this is part of DPRD's activities. We respect (the process), and we await the final decision," he affirmed.

Meanwhile, Jakarta's House of Representatives speaker Prasetio Edi Marsudi earlier confirmed that the legislature's consultative body would convene to deliberate the discharge of duties of the Jakarta governor and deputy governor. The consultative body will convene on Tuesday (August 30) in Bogor, West Java, he remarked while adding that invitations for the assembly had been distributed to consultative body members and the governor on Monday (August 22).

Moreover, Article 79, Paragraph 1 of Law No. 23 of 2014 stipulated that the discharge of duties of regional heads and deputy heads must be announced by the regional legislature leadership to the president through the home ministry.

The regulation also dictated that the proposal to relieve regional leaders from leadership functions should be submitted to the ministry by the latest 30 days before the end of the office term.

Earlier, Home Affairs Minister Tito Karnavian confirmed that more acting regional heads will be installed in the coming months, and Jakarta will have its acting governor in October. The screening of potential candidates is underway to gauge the acting governor candidate's background and potential, and the government is accepting inputs to screen proposed

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