Indonesian President Jokowi set to retain one-third of his Cabinet

The State Secretariat released on Thursday the official portraits of Mr Joko Widodo and Mr Ma'ruf Amin, who will lead Indonesia as the country's president and vice-president, respectively, for the next five years.
The State Secretariat released on Thursday the official portraits of Mr Joko Widodo and Mr Ma'ruf Amin, who will lead Indonesia as the country's president and vice-president, respectively, for the next five years.PHOTO: THE JAKARTA POST/ASIA NEWS NETWORK

It will comprise technocrats, some of them put forward by political parties: Govt adviser

Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who has been re-elected for a second and final term in office, will keep a third of his 34-member Cabinet, a top government adviser has said.

The Cabinet will comprise a mix of professionals proposed by political parties, and other technocrats, including Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and State Secretary Pratikno, said Mr Sofjan Wanandi, who is chairman of Vice-President Jusuf Kalla's team of advisers. The Straits Times understands that Mr Joko, popularly known as Jokowi at home, sought advice from his outgoing deputy in deciding on the next Cabinet.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 19, 2019, with the headline 'Jokowi set to retain one-third of his Cabinet'. Print Edition | Subscribe