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Jokowi may reshuffle Cabinet: Researcher

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, April 23, 2017   /   05:49 pm
Jokowi may reshuffle Cabinet: Researcher President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo following the Jakarta gubernatorial election discussed the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle as a consolidation test for his administration, a researcher said on Sunday.  (State Palace/File)

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo following the Jakarta gubernatorial election discussed the possibility of a Cabinet reshuffle as a consolidation test for his administration, a researcher said on Sunday.

During the Economic Congregation Congress in Jakarta on Saturday, Jokowi reportedly said that a Cabinet reshuffle was a potential solution to dealing with ministers who were unable to fulfill their targets during his administration. 

"It [Cabinet reshuffle] concerns efforts in improving the government’s performance while also maintaining electoral chances in 2019," Founding Fathers House (FFH) researcher Dian Permata said in response to Jokowi's statement about the potential Cabinet reshuffle, as quoted by tribunnews.com

(Read also: Palace warns of another Cabinet reshuffle next year)

She further said that if the Cabinet reshuffle happened, it would probably be the last reshuffle under Jokowi, who is in his third year in office.

"If the reshuffle happens in the fourth year, it would be ineffective because it is a political year and close to the election," she said. (rdi/dan)