First Spouse of Indonesia

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First Lady of Indonesia
Flag of Indonesia.svg
First Lady Iriana.jpg

since October 20, 2014
Inaugural holder Fatmawati
Formation August 18, 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 six presidents of Indonesia until 2013, 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
Names President Took office Left office
1 Sukarno and Fatmawati.jpg Fatmawati
Sukarno August 18, 1945 March 12, 1967
2 100px Siti Hartinah
Suharto March 12, 1967 April 28, 1996
Vacant, as Suharto was a widower.1 April 28, 1996 May 21, 1998
3 Habibie-Ainun.jpg Hasri Ainun
Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie May 21, 1998 October 20, 1999
4 Sinta Nuriyah
Abdurrahman Wahid October 20, 1999 July 23, 2001
5 Megawati-Taufik.jpg Taufiq Kiemas
(first gentleman)
Megawati Sukarnoputri July 23, 2001 October 20, 2004
6 SBY and wife in official military portrait.jpg Kristiani Herawati
Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono October 20, 2004 October 20, 2014
7 First Lady Iriana.jpg Iriana Widodo
Joko Widodo October 20, 2014

Living former spouses

As of October 20, 2014, there are two living former spouses:


  • 1 Suharto's wife died on April 28, 1996, however her 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