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Reshuffle may take place in June: Palace

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, May 8, 2019   /  08:37 am
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, accompanied by Vice President Jusuf Kalla, unveils his new aides following a Cabinet reshuffle at the State Palace in Jakarta on July 27. (Antara/Widodo S. Jusuf)

The State Palace has given a strong indication that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo — who is predicted to win a second term based on quick count results of the April 17 election — will reshuffle his Cabinet next month. Presidential spokesperson Johan Budi confirmed on Tuesday that a Cabinet reshuffle may take place “sometime after the Idul Fitri holiday in June”. Idul Fitri is expected to fall on June 4. “There is a possibility [of a Cabinet shake-up]. After Idul Fitri. There is a possibility,” Johan told The Jakarta Post. Jokowi, who will end his first term in October, is believed to be planning a reshuffle for a number of reasons: to address concerns about a number of Cabinet members currently under investigation by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), to accommodate members of the opposition camp who wish to join the...