Briefing on July 27, 2016 Cabinet Reshuffle
On July 27, 2016, President Widodo announced thirteen changes to his Cabinet following months of rumors and several rounds of evaluation. Of the thirty-four positions in the Cabinet, nine new members were introduced and four were shifted to different roles. The changes involved some officials who were only appointed in August 2015. This reshuffle reflects a clear effort by President Widodo to reclaim control of his Cabinet, inject more effective people, and boost his political capital.
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