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Jakarta Post

Jokowi adds new deputy presidential chief of staff position

  • Ghina Ghaliya
    Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 27, 2019   /  06:50 pm
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Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko (left) and National Development Planning Minister Suharso Monoarfa talk during a Cabinet plenary meeting at the Executive Office of the President in Jakarta on Thursday, Oct.14, 2019.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has added more positions to the Executive Office of the President, including a deputy chief position to help alleviate the workload of current Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko. To kick off a recruitment process to fill the new positions, Jokowi issued on Dec. 18 Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 83/2019, which would allow the presidential chief of staff to appoint a deputy and no more than five expert staff members. Previously, the presidential chief of staff could appoint no more than three expert staff members. Article 6 of the regulation stipulates “the Presidential Chief of Staff and the Deputy Chief are an integral part of Executive Office of the President leadership”. Many have speculated that the opening of the new positions was part of Jokowi's plan to hire allies of his, especially those from the Cres...

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