Pekanbaru — Indonesian President-elect Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has been started to arrange his 2009-2014 cabinet.As the year comes to a close, SBY already has taken numerous steps to prepare for his presidency, which begins October 20.
Top priorities for the new president will be the economy and folk prospherity. But there are many other important domestic and international concerns such as earth quake catastrophe, unemployee issue, national security and terrorism, also regional and global issue .
Immediately following his election on 20 August 2009, SBY began naming and meeting with advisers who will help guide him on these tough issues. SBY said he will set up the action plan in the next two months (August - October). He promised that his cabinet then will be ready to work one day after formally inaugurated on 20 October 2009. SBY said his next cabinet is "working cabinet", with the result that the name that will fill the cabinet are professionals. Some ministers will be choosed from his coalition party. In 2009 election, SBY with his Democratic party, supported by 24 others parties. President spokesman Andy Mallarangeng earlier said that the next Cabinet would possibly include figures from parties outside the current coalition with SBY's Democratic Party. According to him, SBY has talked with a number of political parties, including the Golkar Party, the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) and the Great Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra). SBY base on his yesterday speech said his cabinet will consist of 34 ministers.
Ahmad Mubarok, Vice Chairman of Democratic Party comments that recruitment process will start on Friday, 16 October 2009 till 19 October 2009. Minister nominees will be invited to Cikeas, SBY personal house, and will carry out fit and proper test.
In other occasion in Cikeas, Boediono, Vice President elect said:"To prepare the cabinet formation process and involves various stages of course I can not specify, the President has received various proposals from the coalition parties. Of course this will continue examined by the President about the proposed candidate, had I seen all the cv (Curiculum Vitae, ed) that he himself would look very carefully".
Boediono said that in the process, he will accompany President Yudhoyono, and of course will ask for input from the figures the minister candidate.
"There will be the role of vice president, will certainly be asked for views, the decision on him," he said.
He added, "there will be a schedule such a meeting with President interview candidates who are selected and then there are stages in which health tests should be carried out by those who are potential ministers".
"This step must be carefully prepared, on time on track and later the president is expected to announce new cabinet".
On that occasion, he said 100-day program and a five-year work program outlined done so in time the prospective ministers to know the government work plan and whether or not capable of fulfilling.
"This 100-day we select a fundamental step, could be the beginning of activities that can not be completed 100 days but the fundamental, and it can be completed 100 days. The combination of both, the first task of the ministers, the five-yearly described in detail by the ministers and to hold, the proportion who later sought fit, "he said.
He added that the proportion of candidates from political parties and candidates will be balanced professionals
With the economy to be a top concern early in his presidency, SBY’s first post-election announcements focused on members of his economic team. Among them will be Sri Mulyani Indrawati and Kuntoro Mangkusobroto (Economic Coordinator Minister candidates), Anggito Abimanyu/Chatib Basri/M Ikhsan (Finance Minister candidates), Joyo Winoto/Purnomo Yusgiantoro (National Development Planning Agency Head candidates).