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Zulkifli Hasan says MPR’s first agenda, installing President-Elect Joko Widodo

JAKARTA (Rambu Energy) – The newly appointed People’s Consultative Assembly (MPR) chairman Zulkifli Hasan said the first agenda of the MPR is to install President-elect Joko Widodo and VP-elect Jusuf Kalla as President and Vice President for 2014-2019 period.

“Our nearest agenda is installing the President-elect and Vice President-elect on October 20. We have to make it a successful event as it will shows the successful of our democratic process,” Zulkifli Hasan was quoted by detik.com as saying.

Zulkifli made the statement to appease public’s concern that the MPR may block the ceremony to install Joko Widodo as President-elect. He denied that the pro-Prabowo coalition parties have hidden agenda to block the ceremony or impeach Joko Widodo before his term ends in 2019.

“It is irrational thought, we have to put the unity of the nation as the top priority,” he said. (*)

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