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KPK, postelection lobbies delay Jokowi's reshuffle plan

  • Ghina Ghaliya, Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

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Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14, 2019   /  08:01 am
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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo sits down with the leaders of political parties in the ruling coalition at the Presidential Palace on July 31, 2018.(Press secretary office/-)

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has abandoned a plan to reshuffle his Cabinet as postelection developments have seen political parties changing their directions and the antigraft body has stood still in its probes into ministers. The Golkar Party, one of the country’s largest parties which currently holds three ministerial posts in the Cabinet, said it had captured a signal that the President might want to keep his current lineup until his first term ended in October.   The party’s deputy secretary-general, Dave Laksono, said on Tuesday Jokowi might change his plan to do so as next year’s state budget was still in progress at the House of Representatives. Dave said Jokowi conveyed in a meeting with members of his supporting parties last month that the President needed the current ministers to oversee the process. “The 2020 state budget ...