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Jakarta Post

Jokowi's new Cabinet fails to impress

  • Marchio Irfan Gorbiano and Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 24, 2019   /  08:47 am
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Indonesia Onward Cabinet after the announcement on Wednesday. (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 because there are several ministerial positions that have been filled with people with unsuitable backgrounds.” The President introduced the 38 members of his new Indonesia Maju (Indonesia Onward) Cabinet, who are to help him spearhead his administration until 2024, on Wednesday, three...