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Indonesia’s President Widodo will Announce New Cabinet in October

Indonesia' re-elected president Joko Widodo will announce his new cabinet in October - Photo by President Office

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – Indonesia’ re-elected president Joko Widodo will announce his new cabinet in October. The cabinet composition in the second term will be filled by politicians, professionals, and millennials.

Widodo’ running mate, Ma’ruf Amin, said they never discussed the cabinet formation and ensured the composition would be chosen from the coalition and professional, he told media in Jakarta on Thursday (07/04).

Interestingly, Widodo considers young figures to enter his cabinet. The Jakarta former governor claimed he would not distinguish professional backgrounds or political parties in drafting the new cabinet for 2019 – 2024.

Several names associated in the Widodo – Amin’ cabinet structure began with Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Democrat Party cadres Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, Solidaritas Indonesia Party chair Grace Natalie, Yenny Wahid, and others. Millennial names have a big chance because the vision of the Widodo – Amin government focused on maximizing human resources and technological development.

“The new cabinet will probably be colored by young people. What could have been a minister even still 25 years old. Why not? But The candidate must understand management, be able to execute existing programs. yes, maybe there will be many candidates who are 30 years old will chosen” said Widodo.

In addition, Jusuf Kalla said that at least the composition of the new cabinet of Widodo-Amin government should be evenly divided from a politician in coalition and professionals or experts. Thus, the composition of the cabinet can accommodate the interests of the coalition while providing experts in the government.

He explained the composition also occurred in the current cabinet of 15 ministers from political parties and 19 experts. The composition of Widodo’ new cabinet is more or less like that, Kalla predicted. He added that it was natural for president to take from the coalition party to facilitate cooperation in the cabinet.

“Naturally, wherever it happens. For political parties, besides supporting in Parliament, also working together in the cabinet,” he said.

Nevertheless, he did not yet know the plan to form the composition of the Widodo – Amin Working Cabinet. “I do not yet know president’ plan. Later the president himself will determine,” he said.

Meanwhile, in the release of the Voxpol Center Research and Consulting Research Institute Widodo – Amin’ cabinet for the 2019-2024 period, there were 30 ministries in this cabinet.

The research showed that the minister will join in Widodo – Amin cabinet such as Moeldoko is the candidate of Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Chairul Tanjung is the candidate of Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti is candidate of Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Natural Resources and Sri Mulyani Indrawati still as Finance Minister.

However, the newcomer who will change several previous ministers as Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignasius Jonan replaced by Golkar politician Bambang Utoyo, Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara replaced by professionals Sony Subrata, Minister of Law and Ham Wiranto replaced by the former chief of Constitutional Court Mahfud MD.

Executive Director of the Voxpol Research and Consulting Center, Pangi Syarwi Chaniago, said that the predictions were always possible changes.

“Research can at least be a consideration and input for the good of the government in the future,” he told Media on Thursday (07/04).

Even so, he said there was an opportunity for a new nomenclature. This is to adjust to the needs of the government.

“So that new ministries can emerge, ministries that will be merged, expanded, or changed the format,” he ended.

Written by Willy Matrona, Email: theinsiderstories@gmail.com