August 14, 2019 / 8:05 AM / 9 days ago

Indonesian president will soon announce new cabinet for second term - media

FILE PHOTO: Indonesia's incumbent president Joko Widodo, who was re-elected on April's election gestures as he delivers a speech to highlight his vision for the next five years in Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia, July 14, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo said he will soon announce a second term 34-minister cabinet, media reported on Wednesday.

“We will announce soon because markets and the people have been waiting,” Widodo said during an event with chief editors of Indonesian media, as quoted by newswebsite beritasatu.com.

The president, whose second term would officially begin in October, said 55% of the seats in cabinet will be filled with professionals and the rest politicians, according to the reports.

Reporting by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Michael Perry

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