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Jokowi's new Cabinet fails to impress

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 24 2019   /  12:06 am
Batik brigade: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center, holding microphone) and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin sit on the stairs of Merdeka Palace with the Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Onward) Cabinet members in Jakarta on Wednesday. Jokowi, Ma'ruf and all of the newly appointed Cabinet members wore batik for the occasion.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(center, holding microphone) and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin sit on the stairs of Merdeka Palace with the Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Onward) Cabinet members in Jakarta on Wednesday. Jokowi, Ma'ruf and all of the newly appointed Cabinet members wore batik for the occasion.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Batik brigade: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (center, holding microphone) and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin sit on the stairs of Merdeka Palace with the Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Onward) Cabinet members in Jakarta on Wednesday. Jokowi, Ma'ruf and all of the newly appointed Cabinet members wore batik for the occasion.(JP/Seto Wardhana)Prior to the start of his second term, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he would be able to govern “without burden” and promised a Cabinet full of youthful faces and professionals. However, with six coalition parties to accommodate, experts and activists are saying that the new Cabinet leaves much to be desired.“In general, Jokowi’s Cabinet is a Cabinet full of political accommodations and compromise,” Parameter Politik Indonesia executive director Adi Prayitno told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday.“Even besides that, it is not an ideal Cabinet...