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Jakarta Post

Jokowi's new Cabinet 101: Who's who

  • Devina Heriyanto
    Devina Heriyanto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 23, 2019   /  05:39 pm
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Members of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's Indonesia Onward Cabinet 2019-2024 pose for a photograph.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Newly inaugurated President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo unveiled early on Wednesday the lineup of his Indonesia Onward Cabinet 2019-2024. Clad in batik shirts, Jokowi, Vice President Ma’ruf and the new ministers made their debut appearance together on the stairs of the State Palace. The President’s second-term Cabinet is a mix of old and new faces. Some members have proven track records in their respective fields. Others are best known not for their achievements but for their connections with influential figures. Here is some trivia about Jokowi’s new Cabinet: There are only five women in the lineup, down from eight in the first term. Though the number of political parties represented in the coalition increased, there are more positions held by nonpartisan members than there are positions held by party politicians. No minister is a native Papuan or ...