He entry in politic live at 27 January 2000. He holds as Mining and Energy minister of Mr. KH Abdurrahman Wahid era. Not so long, SBY must leave his chair as Mining and energy Minister. Because Gus dur ask him to hold “Menkopolsoskam (Coordinator of politic, social, national Guard Minister).
He was retired in an honor as a Menkopolsoskam at 1 Jun 2001. Because he did not following president plan to publish a decrit. But Gus Dur has been force to leave his chair by MPR (senate), than Megawati seat as a president.
10 August 2001 President Megawati gave him his chair again as a Coordinator minister of politic and social.
While his peace advertisement screen on TV, He answered pers question about why he did not included in Cabinet rules, especially about politic and National Guard. Unfortunately Taufik Kemas (President Husband) say that He was kidding. Because he gave a report to the pers not to the president (1/3/2004). He has his lucky. Because all the reporter and pers gave him a good opinion. He was forced by Taufik Kiemas, Mrs. megawati husband.
Than at 9 Marc 2004, He writes a letter to The PresidentMegawati. He asked about his authority and asks to have a time for meeting. Megawati, the president did not answer. Mr. Bambang Kusowo, secretary of cabinet say that SBY impatient to write a letter to president, if only about asking a meeting time.
While his letter had never answered. At 11 Marc 2004 he decides to retired. Than he was develop a party. He holds Democrat party and he offering himself as a President, not a Vice president.
His retire process is the effect of he was never employed in the Megawati cabinet. And than he get his popularity. He was lucky because he have more popular than the other. He was only asked as a Vice president before. His popularity make him get more vote . than Democrat Party seat as the fifth position. So SBY had been offering as a President. After two step election SBY-JK beat Megawati-Hasyim about 60% vote for SBY-JK ( Jusuf kala ).
One point that we can study from this man. Actually pers is a good tool for promotion. Pers and Media can build a good impression. So to make a promotion you must built a public opinion than the voters will give their vote automatically. ( by Joe and Adjie )