Gerindra Outlines Criteria for Prabowo-Gibran Cabinet Ministers

Gerindra Party outlines criteria for Prabowo-Gibran cabinet, emphasizing alignment with vision and competence, while seeking to expand coalition beyond current supporters.

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Gerindra Outlines Criteria for Prabowo-Gibran Cabinet Ministers

Gerindra Outlines Criteria for Prabowo-Gibran Cabinet Ministers

As the 2024 Indonesian presidential election approaches, the Gerindra Party, a member of the Advanced Indonesia Coalition supporting the Prabowo Subianto and Gibran Rakabuming Raka ticket, has outlined key criteria for selecting cabinet ministers in the potential Prabowo-Gibran administration. Ahmad Muzani, Secretary General of Gerindra, emphasized that the 2024-2029 cabinet should be filled with figures who understand and agree with Prabowo and Gibran's vision and mission.

Muzani stated that the chosen ministers must align with the policies set forth by Prabowo and Gibran, and that the President's assistant must approve the President's program. He also clarified that the contribution of coalition parties to Prabowo and Gibran's vote acquisition cannot be used as the sole basis for determining the allocation of ministerial seats. Instead, recommendations from party leaders will be given more consideration in the selection process.

Yusril Ihza Mahendra, Chairman of the Crescent Star Party which is also part of the coalition, believes that factors such as competence and professionalism should be proportionally considered alongside party recommendations when deciding on the distribution of cabinet positions. This suggests a balanced approach to forming the cabinet, taking into account both political support and individual qualifications.

In addition to solidifying its coalition, Gerindra is also reaching out to political opponents like the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) to potentially join the government coalition. This indicates an effort to build a broad-based coalition government that extends beyond the parties currently backing the Prabowo-Gibran ticket.

Why this matters: The criteria for selecting cabinet ministers in the potential Prabowo-Gibran administration will shape the direction and policies of the government for the next five years. The emphasis on aligning with the President's vision and considering competence alongside political support could lead to a more effective and cohesive cabinet.

As the election campaign progresses, the Gerindra Party's efforts to build a broad coalition and establish clear guidelines for forming the cabinet demonstrate their preparations for potentially leading the next government. The ongoing negotiations and discussions among political parties will be crucial in determining the final composition of the Prabowo-Gibran cabinet, if they are successful in winning the 2024 presidential election.

Key Takeaways

  • Gerindra outlines criteria for Prabowo-Gibran cabinet: alignment with vision, competence.
  • Contribution to vote share not sole basis for cabinet positions, party recommendations considered.
  • Balanced approach sought, combining political support and individual qualifications.
  • Gerindra reaches out to PDI-P, aims to build broad coalition government.
  • Cabinet selection will shape government direction and policies for 2024-2029 term.