October, 20 2009
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was sworn in on Tuesday for his second term of 2009-2014 in a respect inauguration ceremony attended by several friendly heads of states and foreign country special envoys.
Vice President Boediono was also sworn in the ceremony, which was chaired by the Upper House’s chairman Taufik Kiemas and attended by 647 members of the institution.
Former President BJ Habibie, former Vice President (VP) Jusuf Kalla, and former VP Try Soetrisno were also present.
Following the opening speech, an official from the General Elections Commission read the agency’s ruling related to the result of the elections.
“We decided that the pair of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono achieved 73,874,562 votes or 60.80 percent of total 121,504,581 votes,” said the official.
Taufik said that Indonesia is proud of having the presidential election successful, saying that the moment showed the world that the country managed to hold the event democratically.
“We hope that Indonesia will be better in the future,” he said.
He also welcomed several heads of state and special envoys from other countries.
“We would like to welcome Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah from Brunei, President Jose Ramos Horta from Timor-Leste, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Australian Minister Kevin Rudd, Malaysian Prime Minister M Najib Tun Abdul Razak as well as special envoys from friendly countries,” said Taufik.
SOURCE : http://news.xinhuanet.com