2. Former Jakarta Governor Djarot Potential to Occupy Ministerial Position
The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggles (PDI-P) has five qualified cadres to replace the former Social Affairs Minister Juliari Batubara who was allegedly involved in Covid-19 graft aid.
This was said by Ahmad Basarah, one of the party’s central executive board heads, in his statement on Saturday, December 19.
Basarah said that two of the five qualified cadres include Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini and former Jakarta Governor Djarot Saiful Hidayat.
“I think the party’s cadres such as Tri Rismaharini, Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Eriko Sotarduga Sitorus, Sukur Nababan, and Komarudin Watubun, are among the potential figures who could be appointed as the minister of social affairs,” he said.
However, Basarah added, based on the rules of association (AD/ART), PDI-P Chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri has the prerogative to propose names within the party for prospective ministers.
“Meanwhile, President Joko Widodo has the prerogative to appoint and replace Cabinet ministers,” he said.