Saturday, 22 February 2020

Here are the Names of the New Ministers

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  • President Joko Widodo announces the names of 34 ministries in his Working Cabinet at the courtyard of the State palace in Jakarta, Oct. 26 2014. TEMPO/Subekti

    President Joko Widodo announces the names of 34 ministries in his Working Cabinet at the courtyard of the State palace in Jakarta, Oct. 26 2014. TEMPO/Subekti

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo is gearing up to reshuffle six of his Working Cabinet ministers.

    According to Tempo's source who is close to the matter, six of the ministers that are to be replaced are: the Coordinating Minister for the Economy Sofyan Djalil; the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Indroyono Susilo; the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security Tedjo Edhy Purdijatno; the National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) Chief Andrinof Chaniago; Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel; and Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto.

    It has been rumoured that Darmin Nasution is touted to replace Sofyan Djalil, while Rizal Ramly will assume Indroyono Susilo's post. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan will assume office as both the President's Chief of Staff as well as the Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Security, while Djalil is slated to replace Andrinof as Bappenas Chief.

    Meanwhile, Trade Minister Rachmat Gobel will be replaced by Tom Lembong.

    Luhut said that a reshuffle is necessary after the President saw that Indonesia's economic growth has continued to steadily decline. "Given the state of the global economy, the President feels the need to consolidate his team for better teamwork," said Luhut at the Bina Graha Complex on Wednesday, August 12, 2015.

    The new names are set to be appointed past 13:00 local time - following Rano Karno's inauguration as Banten Governor.

    ANANDA TERESIA