The campaign period for the simultaneous regional elections has officially begun on Saturday, September 26, 2020, ignoring the pressures from epidemiologists, health workers, economists, religious organizations, and the public to postpone them.
Dissatisfaction with the Indonesian government began to spread along with the spread of the pandemic coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Government policies have drawn criticism from the start.
Two key ministries will receive unpleasant attention if the authority wishes to trace it back to Jakarta.
Not even a month after the Indonesia Onward Cabinet was appointed, a polemic had surfaced over the alleged "fictitious village" that received funding.
The issue of the coordinating minister’s veto power, granted by the president, has been circulating recently. The right to veto allows any coordinating minister to overturn the decisions made by related ministries or institutions.
The current programs from the Indonesia Onward Cabinet are a continuation of the Working Cabinet. It is focusing on infrastructure development, improving the quality of human resources, and developing industrial estates.
President Joko Widodo planned to restructure and change the names of ministries and the supporting executive organizations.
The upheaval on the passing of the KPK Law potentially weakens President Jokowi's legitimacy in his second term.
Megawati’s refusal to shake hands with Surya Paloh during the inauguration of House of Representatives members signals the change of coalition landscape.