Jusuf Kalla

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Jusuf Kalla
Jusuf Kalla Vice President Portrait 2014.jpg
10th and 12th Vice President of Indonesia
Assumed office
20 October 2014
PresidentJoko Widodo
Preceded byBoediono
Succeeded byMa'ruf Amin (Elect)
In office
20 October 2004 – 20 October 2009
PresidentSusilo Bambang Yudhoyono
Preceded byHamzah Haz
Succeeded byBoediono
Leader of Golkar
In office
9 October 2004 – 9 October 2009
Preceded byAkbar Tandjung
Succeeded byAburizal Bakrie
Coordinating Minister for People's Welfare
In office
9 August 2001 – 22 April 2004
PresidentMegawati Soekarnoputri
Preceded byBasri Hasanuddin
Succeeded byAbdul Malik Fadjar
(ad interim)
Minister of Trade and Industry
In office
26 October 1999 – 24 August 2000
PresidentAbdurahman Wahid
Preceded byRahardi Ramelan
Succeeded byLuhut Binsar Panjaitan
Personal details
Muhammad Jusuf Kalla

(1942-05-15) 15 May 1942 (age 77)
Watampone, South Sulawesi, Japanese-occupied East Indies
Political partyGolkar Party
Spouse(s)Mufidah Miad Saad
ChildrenMuchlisa Kalla
Muswira Kalla
Imelda Kalla
Solichin Kalla
Chaerani Kalla
Alma materHasanuddin University (Drs.)
University of Malaya (Dr.h.c.)
Sōka University (Dr.h.c.)
Indonesia University of Education (Dr.h.c.)
Hasanuddin University (Dr.h.c.)
Syiah Kuala University (Dr.h.c.)
University of Brawijaya (Dr.h.c.)
University of Indonesia (Dr.h.c.)

Muhammad Jusuf Kalla (About this soundlisten ; born 15 May 1942) is an Indonesian politician. He is the 12th and current Vice President of Indonesia since 2014. He was also the 10th Vice President from 2004 to 2009. He ran as Golkar's presidential candidate in the 2009 presidential election, but lost the election. Since 2009 Kalla has served as the Chairman of the Indonesian Red Cross Society.[1]

Before Kalla said he would run as a running mate for Joko Widodo in the 2014 presidential election, polling numbers showed Kalla as the front-runner of the elction.[2] He is the first person to hold two non-consecutive terms as Vice President of Indonesia.

References[change | change source]

  1. Elin Yunita Kristanti (19 November 2009). "Sore Ini JK Akhirnya Pulang Kampung". Viva News. Retrieved 31 December 2012.
  2. Bagus BT, Saragih (21 October 2012). "Survey finds Golkar is popular, Aburizal not so much". The Jakarta Post. Archived from the original on 19 December 2012. Retrieved 31 December 2012.