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Coalition parties ponder reshuffle threat

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 1 2020   /  01:00 am
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin take a picture with members of Indonesia Onward Cabinet in front of the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta.(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Elements both within and outside President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s government coalition are in defensive mode following his recent threat to reshuffle the Cabinet. However, as the President has yet to communicate his next course of action with political parties that form the government coalition, they have opted to play it low key. “Political parties in the coalition haven’t met with the President up to now regarding the issue of a Cabinet reshuffle or anything else," Arsul Sani, secretary-general of the United Development Party (PPP), a party in the government coalition, told The Jakarta Post on Tuesday. Jokowi expressed his disappointment and concern about healthcare programs and the distribution of social assistance for poor people and those seriously affected by the prolonged impact of the COVID-19 pandemic during a Cabinet meeting las...