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Parties wrangle over Cabinet posts

  • Ghina Ghaliya

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 19 2019   /  12:17 am
Farewell gathering: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and ministers prepare to pose for photographs in front of Merdeka Palace in Central Jakarta on Friday ahead of the completion of their five-year term and the inauguration of Jokowi and vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Farewell gathering: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, Vice President Jusuf Kalla and ministers prepare to pose for photographs in front of Merdeka Palace in Central Jakarta on Friday ahead of the completion of their five-year term and the inauguration of Jokowi and vice president-elect Ma’ruf Amin on Sunday.(JP/Seto Wardhana)Jockeying for Cabinet seats by member parties of the ruling coalition and two major opposition parties has intensified ahead of the inauguration ceremony marking the start of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term in Jakarta on Sunday. Jokowi claimed on Thursday that he had finished forming his new Cabinet and would name his new ministers on Inauguration Day or the day after. But political parties — both within the ruling coalition and among the opposition — have indicated the new Cabinet lineup is far from final.One of the most contentious issues is th...