Second inauguration of Joko Widodo

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The second inauguration of Joko Widodo as president of Indonesia is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 20 October 2019 at the DPR/MPR Building, Jakarta. This ceremony will mark the commencement of the second consecutive and final five-year term of Joko Widodo (universally known as Jokowi) as president and first term of Ma’ruf Amin as vice president.

Jokowi-Amin ticket won the 2019 election with 55.5% of the popular vote against their only opponent, Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno. After Prabowo’s dispute was rejected by the Constitutional Court, the General Elections Commission (KPU) declared the ticket as winners.

Inauguration Ceremony

The inauguration ceremony will be started on 14:30 local time (07:30 UTC). It will be held on the People’s Consultative Assembly parliamentary session and expected to be led by assembly speaker Bambang Soesatyo. As the inauguration will be held in a Sunday, the assembly decided to push forward the session starting time, which usually held at 10:00 local time. The reasons are to give Christians, Catholics, and Buddhists to attend their respective service, as well as to not interrupt the weekly car free day held near the venue at the morning to noon with road closures.

Guests

Vice President of the People’s Republic of China Wang Qishan plans to attend the ceremony according to Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister A. M. Fachir. Australian, Malaysian, and Singaporean prime ministers Scott Morrison, Mahathir Mohamad, and Lee Hsien Loong will also attend the ceremony. Morrison’s appearance will be fourth consecutive by an Australian prime minister in an Indonesian presidential inauguration, which dates back to 2004, the year of Indonesia’s first popularly-elected presidential election. Jokowi’s two-time rival Prabowo has also confirmed his attendance.