Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) hinted at a reshuffle in the Onward Indonesia Cabinet in 2023 as he urged all people to wait for his next step.

"Just wait and see," the president stated in response to queries about the cabinet reshuffle at Tanah Abang Market here Monday.

The president responded in a similar manner on being quizzed about changes to the political party composition in the cabinet.

Last December, the president stated that a cabinet reshuffle in 2023 is a possibility after his response was sought to a national survey agency report that indicated public support for a cabinet shake-up.

"It is a possibility. Just see later," Jokowi stated during the visit to Sukamahi Dam, Bogor, West Java, on Friday (December 23, 2022).

Following the formation of the Onward Indonesia Cabinet that will assist Jokowi in his second presidential term from 2019 to 2024, several cabinet reshuffles have occurred to date.

The first reshuffle on December 23, 2020, replaced six ministers for the Health Ministry, Social Affairs Ministry, Religious Affairs Ministry, Trade Ministry, Marine and Fisheries Ministry, and Tourism and Creative Industry Ministry.

Meanwhile, the second cabinet reshuffle on April 28, 2021, was conducted to accommodate the newly established Education, Culture, Research and Technology Ministry and the Investment Ministry/Investment Coordination Board (BKPM), which was elevated as a cabinet office.

The president inducted the head and deputy head of Nusantara Capital Authority -- a cabinet-level office -- on March 10, 2022.

The next reshuffle on June 15, 2022, saw the induction of new ministers for the Trade Ministry and Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Ministry/National Land Agency (BPN), as well as new deputy ministers for the Home Affairs Ministry, Manpower Ministry, and Agrarian Affairs and Spatial Planning Ministry.

Following the death of its office holder, Jokowi appointed the new Minister of State Apparatus Utilization and Bureaucracy Reform on September 7, 2022.

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