Inauguration of non-Muslim Jakarta governor delayed to next week: media

November 18, 2014 2:28 AM

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Inauguration of non-Muslim Jakarta governor delayed to next week: media

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The inauguration of Jakarta's first Christian governor in 50 years was postponed to next week to allow for a presidential decree on his appointment, the Jakarta Globe reported on Tuesday, quoting the home affairs minister.

Deputy Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname "Ahok", was initially scheduled to be sworn in on Tuesday to succeed Joko Widodo, who stepped aside last month to become president.

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