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Jakarta Post

Jokowi hits brakes on reshuffle plan

  • Ghina Ghaliya, Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Marchio Irfan Gorbiano

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, August 14 2019   /  12:14 am
Dave Laksono (

Dave Laksono ( 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 standing still in its probes into ministers.The Golkar Party, one of the country’s largest parties, holding three ministerial posts in the Cabinet, said there were indications 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 being discussed 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 deliberation isn’t finished yet....