Tenggara Backgrounder May 3

New Cabinet on the horizon
- Now that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s reelection looks certain, some have started to speculate when he will form his new Cabinet. While Jokowi has not disclosed any names, he is expected to select candidates for ministerial posts mostly from the political parties that supported his reelection bid.

First crack appears in Prabowo's coalition
-  The Just and Prosperous Coalition supporting presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno is reportedly falling apart, after the real count by the General Elections Commission (KPU) showed that Joko “Jokowi” Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin pair remained ahead with 56.29 percent of the vote, while the contending pair trailed with 43.71 percent. The alleged fallout was reported after Sandiaga reacted differently from Prabowo in responding to quick count and real count results. He was also absent from Prabowo’s victory declaration and recently, in contrast to Prabowo’s statement, he stated that this year’s election was fair and just.

President Jokowi promises to reverse wage policy
-  President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo promised to revise the current minimum wage policy on April 26 during a meeting with labor union leaders at Bogor Palace in West Java. Fulfilling the promise, however, poses a greater challenge, as the business community supports the current annual minimum wage formula and opposes the tripartite mechanism.

Police allegedly complicated KPK in a graft case
- The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) finally named PLN president director Sofyan Basir a suspect in a graft case surrounding the development of a coal-fired power plant in Riau, known as the Riau 1 case. The case has brought down former social affairs minister Idrus Marham and the former deputy chairwoman of the House of Representatives’ Commission VII, Eni Maulani Saragih. The KPK had suspected Sofyan’s involvement since the beginning, but our sources indicated that the commission had to wait for some time before it was able to name him a suspect.