Khofifah to Deliver Resignation Letter to Jokowi

Dheri Agriesta    •    09 Januari 2018 18:22 WIB
political issues (en)
Khofifah to Deliver Resignation Letter to Jokowi
Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa (Photo: Medcom.id/Dheri Agriesta)

Jakarta: Social Affairs Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa will deliver her resignation letter to President Joko "Jokowi" widodo in the near future.

Khofifah will run in the East Java gubernatorial election this year. She reportedly will register to the East Java General Election Commision this week.

"I will resign from the Working Cabinet after passing the registration stage," said the Nahdlatul Ulama figure at the Vice President's Office on Tuesday afternoon.

Khofifah has received official endorsements from  Golkar Party, Democratic Party, NasDem Party, Hanura Party, PPP and PKPI. She also has picked Trenggalek Regent Emil Dardak as her running mate. 

Indonesia will hold simultaneous regional elections in June 2018. The country then will hold simultaneous legislative and presidential elections in April 2019.


(WAH)