A few weeks ago, a popular talkshow program at MetroTV aired an emotional interview with the intrepid Mayor of the City of Surabaya, Tri Rismaharini. At the interview, Ibu Risma, as she is known by her residents, confirmed the rumor that she was going to resign. Risma, however, did not clearly say what went wrong. A few days later, Tempo magazine released an edition dedicated to Risma, in which Tempo briefly mentioned the pressure points that may have pushed the Mayor to her wits end.

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