Detiktoday.com – Strong cabinet reshuffle signals came from President Jokowi’s mouth. Will political party presidential aides in the Advanced Indonesian Cabinet also be affected by the minister’s evaluation?
The cabinet reshuffle statement came out when President Jokowi chaired the plenary cabinet meeting. Jokowi regretted that his aides lacked a sense of crisis. Jokowi demanded his assistants work extraordinary in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It could be, dissolve the institution. It could be a reshuffle. I’ve been thinking about everywhere. I don’t know whether it is a more important Perppu. If it is needed. Because this atmosphere must exist, this atmosphere does not, you don’t feel it already,” Jokowi stressed before his ministers while chairing the plenary cabinet meeting on June 18, 2020.
Political observers see President Jokowi seriously wanting to reshuffle the cabinet to optimize government performance. “If you look at the current situation, I am most likely that Pak Jokowi will conduct an evaluation,” said the founder of the Indonesian Public Opinion Study (Kedai KOPI), Hendri Satrio.
Jokowi’s strong signal will reshuffle the minister who is directly related to the handling of COVID-19 and its economic impact. A number of ministers were flicked, other ministers were reminded to make extraordinary breakthroughs. The ministries in the economic and health sectors who were hit by strong reshuffle signals were filled by ministers from non-political party professionals or political party origin.
“From what Mr. Jokowi said, it is even more at the humanities level. It is most likely related to the community, such as education, health, religion, social, human development, and culture,” Hensat said predicting a ministerial sector that was hit by a reshuffle.
In total there are 34 ministers in the Indonesian Cabinet Progress. Of these, 18 seats were filled by figures from non-political party professionals, while 16 ministers were filled by figures with political party backgrounds.