"The selection process is currently being carried out by the government," the former activist said at the Presidential Palace Complex in Jakarta on Monday, November 18, 2019.
According to the presidential spokesperson, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has received inputs from various parties, including TNI Commander Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto.
However, Fadjroel did not want to disclose the names of TNI deputy commander candidates.
"It is the president's prerogative to decide or accept parties' proposals regarding the appointment of the deputy commander," he said.
The position of deputy TNI commander is regulated in Presidential Regulation No. 66 of 2019 concerning the Organization Structure of the Indonesian Armed Forces (TNI). The deputy commander will be tasked with assisting the commander's work.
The position of deputy TNI commander was abolished in the era of President Abdurrahman Wahid or Gus Dur through the Presidential Decree dated 20 September 2000. The last figure who served as TNI deputy commander was current Religious Affairs Minister Fachrul Razi.