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Jokowi Flags Cabinet Changes as Indonesia Coalition Ties Sour

  • President confirms plans for a fourth cabinet reshuffle
  • Parties starting to openly back politicians for the presidency
Joko Widodo

Joko Widodo

Photographer: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has confirmed plans for another cabinet change amid fraying ties between two major parties in the ruling coalition ahead of the presidential elections next year.  

Jokowi, as the president is popularly called, plans to make the announcement “maybe on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday,” he told reporters last week in response to questions from reporters.  He declined to say what would change in the cabinet line-up, which would be the fourth such reshuffle in the president’s second and final term in office.