This is Gerindra’s reaction to the discourse on Jokowi’s Cabinet reshuffle

Jakarta, IDN Times – The daily chairman of the Gerindra Party, Sufmi Dasco Ahmad, said that a cabinet reshuffle is the prerogative of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo.

“As part of the government coalition, we leave it to the president,” he said at the Parliament Complex AMONGWednesday (9/3/2022).

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1. Ministers from Gerindra focus on helping the president

This is Gerindra's reaction to the discourse on Jokowi's Cabinet reshuffleDaily Chairperson of the Gerindra Party DPP Sufmi Dasco Ahmad (IDN Times/Teatrika Putri)

When and how many ministers were replaced, said Dasco, only the president knows. His party has submitted it and is just waiting for a cabinet change to be made.

Regarding the issue of the entry of ministers from the National Mandate Party (PAN), Dasco said, it depends on the president’s assessment, whether it is needed or not.

Dasco said ministers from the Gerindra Party are currently more focused on working to implement the president’s vision and mission. Gerindra wants to ensure the maximum performance of its ministers to help the government.

The deputy chairman of the DPR RI said that regarding the division of ministerial positions in the cabinet, it is the right of the president. The president said Dasco, who knows best about the needs of ministers, because they were appointed to assist the president.

2. Possible non-party ministers to be replaced

This is Gerindra's reaction to the discourse on Jokowi's Cabinet reshuffleExecutive Director of Indonesia Political Review Ujang Komaruddin (IDN Times/Rochmanudin)

Meanwhile, the Executive Director of Indonesia Political Review, Ujang Komarudin, said that a cabinet reshuffle might occur as a form of accommodation politics carried out by President Jokowi.

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“This reshuffle remains the same as the old pattern, which will be replaced by ministers from non-political parties,” said Ujang.

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3. PKB politician says there will be a reshuffle

This is Gerindra's reaction to the discourse on Jokowi's Cabinet reshufflePKB politician Luqman Hakim (doc: special)

Previously, the politician from the National Awakening Party (PKB), Luqman Hakim, heard the news that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo would reshuffle his cabinet at the end of March 2022.

“The news for the coffee shop will be at the end of March,” said Luqman to reporters, Tuesday (8/3/2022).

Luqman said that PAN, which has now joined the coalition, will get ministerial and deputy ministerial quotas. However, the exact date of the reshuffle and the ministerial allocation, Luqman admitted that he did not know.

“But I don’t know for sure when and in what position, it’s still in the news,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Palace denied that President Jokowi would reshuffle the Indonesia Maju cabinet on December 8, 2021. News of a cabinet reshuffle continued to spread after the National Mandate Party (PAN) officially joined the government camp. According to the information that developed, Jokowi will give the Deputy Minister seat allotment for PAN cadres.

“As far as I know there is no such plan. Anyway, all ministers and deputy ministers continue to work as usual. So, we also continue to be vigilant. Moreover, this is a new variant of the COVID-19 omicron. We must be more vigilant,” said Minister of State Secretary, Pratikno, at the Presidential Palace, Wednesday (1/12/2021).

Moreover, approaching the end of the year, there are predictions that there will be a surge in the third wave of COVID-19. Because, during the Christmas and New Year holidays, people’s mobility is increasing.

“So, our focus is on how we continue to improve the economy but at the same time the COVID-19 remains under control,” he said.