President Widodo expected to reshuffle his cabinet today, Golkar politicians join in

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President Joko Widodo delivers a speech  at the Energy Ministry's project contracts signing. (image : Cabinet Secretary)

JAKARTA (TheInsiderStories) – President Joko Widodo is expected to announce and install new cabinet members today at around 11 a.m. and followed by cabinet meeting later in the afternoon, sources at the State Palace said.

The planned reshuffle followed months of speculation.

Last night, President Joko Widodo held meetings with Vice President Jusuf Kalla as well as summoned a number of ministers to the Palace. Coordinating Minister for Political , Legal, and Security Affairs Luhut P. Panjaitan was also summoned to the Palace.

Among ministers that were summoned to the State Palace were the Energy and Mineral Resources Minister Sudirman Said, Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Yudi Chrisnandi, Trade Minister Thomas Lembong, Minister for National Development Planning and Head of National Developmetn Planning Agency (Bappenas) Sofyan Djalil and Industry Minister Saleh Husin.

The Insider Stories sources revealed that Sudirman Said is to be replaced by Garibaldi Thohir, president director of PT Adaro Indonesia, Saleh Husin is rumored to be replaced by Airlangga Hartarto of Golkar Party, Yudi Chrisnandi is expected to be replaced by Anies Baswedan who is currently  minister for education and culture and Attorney General Hamdan Zoelva, former head of Constitutional Court.

It is not clear yet who would replace Anies Baswedan as minister for education and culture.

Former minister under former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and currently a director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Sri Mulyani Indrawati  is speculated to hold a planned new commission Tax Amnesty Commission. There was rumor that Sri Mulyani might be appointed to become Coordinating Minister for the Economic Affairs, replacing Darmin Nasution, or Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs, replacing Rizal Ramli, while Darmin is moved to hold new position as Finance Minister.

Minister Sudirman Said said in its personal twitter account as the ‘big job is finally done….Never feel tired to love this great Indonesia.” (*)

 

 

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President Widodo expected to reshuffle his cabinet today, Golkar politicians join in

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