July 6, 2020, 12.27 AM

Dedi added that Indonesia Public Opinion surveyed 1,350 respondents in 30 provinces through a well-being purposive sampling through online or phone interviews. The survey’s credibility stands at 97 percent with a 3.54 percent margin of error.

In the clear

But Hendri Satrio Coffeehouse Survey Body predicted that Erick will keep his job, along with ministers like Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto and Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.

"Prabowo is doing a good job [as Defense Minister] as he has made a difference in the defense ministry," said Hendri. "Likewise, Erick has done so [as state-owned enterprises minister.]"

Also read: The Covid-19 Crisis and Its Domino Effect on Indonesia

President Jokowi first hinted at the cabinet reshuffle during a plenary cabinet meeting on 18 June 18. The head of state expressed his displeasure over his ministers' lack of urgency in the face of the Covid-19 crisis.

"We have to take extraordinary steps, whether it be political or policy steps,” the President said at the meeting. “I will take those extraordinary measures for [Indonesia’s] 267 million people, for the country." He also indicated other unspecified options. 

(Writer: Sania Mashabi, Deti Mega Purnamasari | Editors : Diamanty Meiliana, Fabian Januarius Kuwado)





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