JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - National Mandate Party (PAN) Central Management Board (DPP) Deputy Chairman Taufik Kurniawan affirmed the relationship between his party and the Joko Widodo-Jusuf Kalla administration is in good condition, so the decision to reshuffle the cabinet is the prerogative of the president.
"Our relationship is still okay, still greeting each other. The basic framework as for the cabinet reshuffle issue is the right of the president," said Taufik Kurniawan at Nusantara III Building, Jakarta, Wednesday (7/12/2017).
He said this when commenting on imminent cabinet reshuffle plan.
He said that in terms of coalition issues and whatever the name, whether to increase or decrease, it is the domain of the President to decide.
According to him, PAN has never felt opposed to the government but all policies taken by the party are done democratically.
"We do not say [PAN] is opposite or not [with the government] but everything in PAN is taken democratically," he said. (*)