Head of the presidential secretariat has a good chance to become acting Jakarta governor

Heru Budi
Head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi. (Source: Instagram @herubudihartono)

Jakarta, IO – Indonesian Political Parameter executive director Adi Prayitno said the head of the Presidential Secretariat Heru Budi has a strong chance to be chosen as the acting Jakarta governor, replacing Anies Baswedan who has just ended his term.

According to Adi, Heru is slightly ahead of the other two candidates proposed by the Jakarta Regional Legislative Council (DPRD) — Bahtiar and Marullah Matali.

“You must have a strong connection to the corridor of power. Judging from that, Heru is the most favored because of his position as the Head of the Presidential Secretariat,” he said, as reported by Detik on Wednesday (14/9).

Adi said that Anies’s replacement in Jakarta is not judged from the aspect of capacity, competence and track record, but also whether they are “on the same page” as the government.