The election of the new MA Chief Justice was held at the MA headquarters in Central Jakarta on Monday, April 6, 2020. The election was held in two rounds.
Syarifuddin will replace current MA Chief Justice Hatta Ali who will enter retirement age. The 65-year-old man will be inaugurated by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in the near future.
"If an MA chief justice candidate receives the majority of votes in the second round, he will be immediately named as the elected MA chief justice," Ali said.
In the first round, Syarifuddin only received 22 out of 46 votes. In the next round, the MA deputy chief justice finally secured the majority of votes.
"Let's support our new MA chief justice," Ali stated.