Golkar Picks Bambang Soesatyo as New House Speaker

Ilham wibowo    •    15 Januari 2018 11:28 WIB
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Golkar Picks Bambang Soesatyo as New House Speaker
Bambang Soesatyo (Photo: Antara/Puspa Perwitasari)

Jakarta: Golkar Party chairman Airlangga Hartarto has announced Bambang Soesatyo as the new House of Representatives speaker.

"The decision has been discussed by the Golkar Party Advisory Council. It has been discussed by the Golkar Party Central Executive Board," he said during a press conference on Monday morning.

Soesatyo previously served as the House of Representatives Commission III head. He currently represents the Central Java VII electoral district.

"Bambang Soesatyo will fill the vacant position. He will replace Setya Novanto," he added.

Novanto stepped down from the important post in December. The influential politician delivered his resignation letter to the House Ethics Council (MKD).

Novanto was arrested by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in November. The controversial political figure was named as a graft suspect in the electronic identity card (e-KTP) case.  


(WAH)