Golkar favors Anggito, Darmin to replace Mulyani

Priyo Budi Santoso: JP/Wendra Ajistyatama

The Golkar Party has tipped either Anggito Abimanyu or Darmin Nasution as a replacement for Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who is set to begin her tenure as one of the World Bank’s managing directors in June.

Anggito is the current head of the finance ministry fiscal policy department and has been appointed the deputy finance minister, while Darmin is the interim Bank Indonesia governor.

"We need a credible replacement. Anggito Abimanyu and Darmin Nasution ... these two names have the needed credibility," Golkar senior politician Priyo Budi Santoso told reporters at the House of Representatives on Thursday.

Priyo added that Golkar had yet to propose any name to President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono concerning Mulyani’s successor.