Secretary General of the PDI-P DPP Hasto Kristiyanto said General Chair Megawati Soekarnoputri proposed more than one candidate for the Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reform (Menpan RB) to President Jokowi.
"Yes, last Thursday, Ibu Mega met with President Jokowi and the names have been submitted," said Hasto on the sidelines of the Freedom of Harmony Painting Exhibition in Jakarta, Tuesday.
According to Hasto, the handover of the name was in accordance with the presidential system.
In this system of government, he said, it was the president who had the right to decide on the name of Tjahjo's successor.
"Mr. President Jokowi will determine and will determine when the momentum will be," said Hasto.
However, Hasto in his press release did not mention the names.
Previously, the PDI-P suggested that Jokowi take some time off to decide who would replace Tjahjo after the 40-day mourning period was over.
Thus, he continued, in the near future the PDI-P expects Jokowi to announce the name.
"That has been fulfilled and now it is the president who will later announce who will replace Pak Tjahjo," said Hasto.
Regarding the cabinet reshuffle, according to him, for the PDI-P to reshuffle too often is not a conducive situation. However, his party believes that if the President does a reshuffle, it is to increase the effectiveness and performance of the government.
On the one hand, PDI Perjungan sees too often a reshuffle is not good. However, on the other hand, he understands that a reshuffle is a must if the minister does not perform well.
For the PDI-P, continued Hasto, the priority scale at this time is to fill vacant positions and for all ministers to move in unison in one rhythm to build synergy, connectivity, and coordination as well as take breakthrough steps in making achievements.
However, in terms of evaluating the President, the minister does not perform well, the PDI-P proposes to the President to take a firm action.
"If we only monitor from evaluation instruments due to global pressure, this will increase which has an impact on the poor, for those with fixed incomes such as retirees. Therefore, all ministers must have a sense of crisis," said Hasto.
According to him, because of global pressures, plus the impact of the pandemic that has not been completed, ministers must work as well as possible.
"For whatever reason, the President has the right to evaluate the performance of his ministers," he added.