There are still many old hands, but fresh faces are many more
Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has revealed that his new cabinet line-up to be announced tomorrow (Monday, Oct 21) will feature many fresh faces and few old hands.

Members of the new cabinet line-up would be introduced soon, Jokowi said prior to attending his inauguration as President for the 2019-2024 period, here on Sunday.

Few old hands would remain in the cabinet to continue their works for the next period. However, there would be many fresh faces in strategic positions, he said.

"There are still many old hands, but fresh faces are many more," he stated.

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He remarked that he would first introduce them and later install them.

Earlier, Jokowi said his cabinet line-up would be a blend of old hands and fresh faces, including professionals and millennials.

"Yes, there will be old and lots of new (ministers)," Jokowi said at the Merdeka Palace, last Wednesday.

President Jokowi noted that 55 percent of the ministerial positions will be filled in by professionals. Millennials below 30 years of age will also be included in the cabinet line-up.

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However, Jokowi did not divulge details on the percentage of old and new ministers in his cabinet, affirming that he will announce his new cabinet line-up shortly after his presidential inauguration for the 2019-2024 term.

"It will be announced soon after the inauguration. There will be a new nomenclature of ministries," he remarked.

Jokowi has earlier held separate meetings with Democrat Party Chairman Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on October 10 and Great Indonesia Movement (Gerindra) Party Chairman Prabowo Subianto on October 11, as well as with Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) Zulkifli Hasan on October 14, 2019.

After meeting with Jokowi, Subianto had separately met with chairpersons of some parties, including Megawati Soekarnoputri from the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, Surya Paloh of the National Democratic Party, Suharso Monoarfa from the United Development Party, Muhaimin Iskandar of the National Awakening Party, and Airlangga Hartarto from Golkar.

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Translator: Fardah Assegaf
Editor: Rahmad Nasution
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