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Vice President of the
Republic of Indonesia
Indonesian Vice Presidential Seal gold.svg
Vice Presidential Seal
Ma'ruf Amin 2019 official portrait.jpg
Incumbent
Ma'ruf Amin

since 20 October 2019
Style His Excellency
Residence Vice-Presidential Palace, Jakarta
Appointer Direct popular election
Term length Five years
Renewable once
Inaugural holder Mohammad Hatta
Formation Constitution of Indonesia
18 August 1945
Salary Rp 42,160,000 per month
Website Official Website

The Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia (Indonesian: Wakil Presiden Republik Indonesia) is the first in the line of succession in the Republic of Indonesia.

The Indonesian Vice Presidency was created during the creation of the 1945 constitution by the Investigating Committee for Preparatory Work for Independence (BPUPKI). The office was first filled on 18 August 1945 when Mohammad Hatta was elected.

Requirements

  • The 1945 Constitution: The Vice-Presidential candidate has to be of Indonesian origins.
  • The Provisional Constitution: The Vice-Presidential candidate has to be an Indonesian citizen aged at least 30 years old.
  • The Amended 1945 Constitution: The Vice-Presidential candidate has to be an Indonesian citizen since his/her birth, who has not willingly become a citizen in another nation, has not betrayed the nation, and is physically and mentally capable of performing the duties.

Succession

The Vice-President replaces the President in the event that the President dies, resigns, or is unable to perform his/her duties for any reason. If the President and the Vice-President dies, resigns, or is unable to perform his/her duties for any reason, the government will be taken over together by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Internal Affairs and Minister of Defence.

List of Vice-Presidents

  • Mohammad Hatta (18 August 1945 – 1 December 1956)
  • Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX (22 March 1973 – 23 March 1978)
  • Adam Malik (23 March 1978 – 12 March 1983)
  • Umar Wirahadikusumah (12 March 1983 – 11 March 1988)
  • Sudharmono (11 March 1988 – 17 March 1993)
  • Try Sutrisno (17 March 1993 – 14 March 1998)
  • B. J. Habibie (14 March 1998 – 21 May 1998)
  • Megawati Sukarnoputri (26 October 1999 – 23 July 2001)
  • Hamzah Haz (23 July 2001 – 20 October 2004)
  • Jusuf Kalla (20 October 2004 – 20 October 2009)
  • Boediono (20 October 2009 – 20 October 2014)
  • Jusuf Kalla (20 October 2014 – 20 October 2019)
  • Ma'ruf Amin (20 October 2019 – present)


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