First Lady and First Gentleman of Indonesia

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First Lady of Indonesia
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First Lady Iriana.jpg
Incumbent
Iriana

since 20 October 2014
Inaugural holder Fatmawati
Formation 18 August 1945

The First Lady and First Gentleman of Indonesia is the title attributed to the wife or husband of the President of Indonesia. Out of seven presidents of Indonesia until 2018, one is female (Megawati Sukarnoputri), so the neutral word "spouse" is used. State convention of Indonesia gives the title Ibu Negara for the First Lady. Literally it means "mother of the country". No equivalent term is designated for the male counterpart ("first gentleman") so far.

This is a list of spouses of the president of Indonesia.

First Lady/Gentleman
No./Portrait
Names President Took office Left office
1 Sukarno and Fatmawati.jpg Fatmawati
(5 February 1923 – 14 May 1980)
Sukarno 18 August 1945 12 March 1967
2 Suharto and Ibu Tien.jpg Siti Hartinah
(23 August 1923 – 24 April 1996)
Suharto 12 March 1967 28 April 1996
Vacant, as Suharto was a widower.1 28 April 1996 21 May 1998
3 Habibie-Ainun.jpg Hasri Ainun
(11 August 1937 – 22 May 2010)
B. J. Habibie 21 May 1998 20 October 1999
4 Sinta Nuriyah
(born 8 March 1948)
Abdurrahman Wahid 20 October 1999 23 July 2001
5 Megawati-Taufik.jpg Taufiq Kiemas
(first gentleman)
(31 December 1942 – 8 June 2013)
Megawati Sukarnoputri 23 July 2001 20 October 2004
6 SBY and wife in official military portrait.jpg Kristiani Herrawati
(born 6 July 1952)
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono 20 October 2004 20 October 2014
7 Joko Widodo dan Iriana Jokowi.jpg Iriana
(born 1 October 1963)
Joko Widodo 20 October 2014 present

Living former spouses

As of 10 October 2018, there are two living former spouses:

Notes

  • 1 Siti Hartinah, known as Tien Suharto, died on 28 April 1996. Their oldest daughter, Siti Hardiyanti Rukmana (familiarly known as Tutut) served as her father's proxy in such matters as would have traditionally been dealt with by a First Lady.

See also

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