PDIP Does Not Agree If Jokowi Reshuffles The Cabinet, Unless A Minister Is Caught In A Legal Case
PDIP Secretary General, Hasto Kristiyanto/DOC. PHOTO: Wardhany Tsa Tsia-VOI

JAKARTA - PDIP Secretary General Hasto Kristiyanto believes that a reshuffle or cabinet reshuffle is not conducive to carrying out the registration period for presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the 2024 presidential election.

"This is a reshuffle in the current situation, of course it is not conducive," said Hasto at the PDIP DPP office, Jakarta, as reported by ANTARA, Tuesday, October 3.

This is because every election party is preparing itself to face the 2024 General Election and Presidential Election. For this reason, he asked President Joko Widodo to better optimize the implementation of the work programs that have been announced.

However, according to Hasto, a reshuffle could be carried out if a minister is caught in a legal case. In that case, the president can actually appoint an ad interim minister to fill the vacancy in the ministerial position left behind.

"Unless there are ministers who due to legal aspects or are permanently unable to do so, a reshuffle can be carried out, or the President also has the option of assigning other ministers to act as ad interim ministers," he said.

Hasto also completely handed over the matter of changing the cabinet to Jokowi. Because, this is the prerogative of a president.

"But we will leave everything related to the reshuffle to President Jokowi because that is his prerogative," explained Hasto.

As is known, the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) previously searched the official residence of the Minister of Agriculture Syahrul Yasin Limpo regarding alleged corruption at the Ministry of Agriculture, until news emerged that the NasDem politician had been named a suspect.

Apart from that, the Minister of Youth and Sports, Dito Ariotedjo, is also said to have received funds from corruption for 4G base transceiver station (BTS) infrastructure, worth IDR 27 billion.

These two events sparked public suspicion that a cabinet reshuffle would be carried out in Joko Widodo's government.

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