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Yogyakarta Sultan Hamengku Buwono X Met President Jokowi

Sultan Hamengku Buwono X

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sultan Hamengku Buwono X met President Joko Widodo related to his term as Governor of Yogyakarta Special Region (DIY) which will expire in 2017.

"My tenure will be expired on the 10th (October), so that's it. The verification letter of Yogyakarta House is finished," Sultan Hamengku Buwono X said Wednesday (9/13/2017) at the presidential palace in Jakarta.

DIY House, on August 2, 2017,  through the Special Plenary re-assigned King of Ngayogyakarta Sultanate, Sultan Hamengku Buwono X as Governor of Yogyakarta of 2017-2022 period and set Kadipaten Pakualaman Kanjeng Gusti Pangeran Adipati Arya (KGPAA) Paku Alam X as Vice Governor of DIY.

The determination was in accordance with the Law of Specialties of DIY which mentions the Governor and Vice Governor of DIY filled by the King of Yogyakarta Palace which is titled Sultan Hamengku Buwono, while the post of Vice Governor of DIY filled by Adipati Kadipaten Pakualaman who holds Adipati Paku Alam.

The endorsement will be followed by the inauguration of the Governor and Vice Governor of DIY which is expected on October 13, 2017.

Related to the decision of the Constitutional Court's judicial review on August 31, 2017 regarding Article 18 Paragraph (1) Sub-Article (m) of the Law of DIY’s Specialties which states "candidate for governor and vice governor is citizen of Republic of Indonesia who must fulfill requirement: m. submitting a curriculum vitae containing the history of education, employment, siblings, wives, and children contrary to the 1945 Constitution and has no binding legal force ", nor according to the Sultan has nothing to do with the inauguration of the Governor.

"Nothing to do, it's the internal interest of yesterday, the external does not intervene," Sultan added.

He was sure it would not cause a problem. "No problem," he said.

According to the Constitutional Court, the formulation of Article 18 Paragraph (1) Sub-Article (m) of the DIY’s Specialties contains restrictions on parties whose status does not meet the qualifications in the a quo norm to become candidates for regional heads including women.

In the opinion of the Court read by Constitutional Justice Suhartoyo, explained that the limitation is not based on the intention of fulfilling the just demands, based on moral considerations, religious values, security, and public order in a democratic society.