JAKARTA (Antara) – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has hinted at a reshuffle of the Onward Indonesian Cabinet for 2023 and urged all to wait for his next step.
“Just wait and see,” the president said Monday in response to a question about the cabinet reshuffle here at the Tanah Abang market.
The president responded in a similar fashion when asked about changes in the political party composition of the Cabinet.
Last December, the president said a cabinet reshuffle for 2023 is possible after he was asked for his response to a National Research Agency report that showed public support for the cabinet reshuffle.
“It’s a possibility, we’ll see later,” Jokowi said during a visit to Sukamahi Dam in Bogor, West Java, on Friday, December 23, 2022.
Since the inauguration of the Onward Indonesian Cabinet, which will assist Jokowi for a second term as president from 2019 to 2024, there have been several cabinet reshuffles.
The first personnel changes on 23 December 2020 replaced six ministers: Health, Social Affairs, Religious Affairs, Trade, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, and Tourism and Creative Industries.
On the other hand, in the second cabinet reshuffle on April 28, 2021, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology was newly established, and the Ministry of Investment and Investment Coordinating Agency (BKPM), which was upgraded to the Cabinet Office, was established.
The president appointed the chief and deputy chiefs of the Nusantara Capital Authority, a cabinet-level office, on March 10, 2022.
The next personnel changes, on 15 June 2022, will see new ministers at the Ministry of Trade and the Ministry of Agriculture and Spatial Planning/BPN (BPN), and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Labour, and Ministry of Agriculture and Spatial Planning.
After the death of that official, Jokowi appointed a new Minister of State, Apparatus and Reform the Bureaucracy, on September 7, 2022.
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