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Jakarta Post

Jokowi eyes young people in next Cabinet

  • Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 28, 2019   /  09:28 am
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President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right) talks to Democratic Party executive Agus Harimurti Yudhoyono, who is also the eldest son of former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, at the Bogor Palace. (Antara/Akbar Nugroho Gumay)

While he keeps reminding the nation about the potential of its young generation and the importance to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has expressed his intention to appoint young professionals in his next Cabinet. Jokowi, who has been declared the winner of the recent presidential election by the General Elections Commission (KPU), has stated his intention to pick young professionals and politicians for key positions in the next five years. Campaign chairman Erick Thohir said the incumbent needed the young figures to support his focus on the development of human resources in his second term. “[Jokowi] sees such figures as supporting his vision,” he said. As the country awaits the outcome of a lawsuit lodged by rival presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto against Jokowi’s electoral victory, political part...