17 Oct '11, 10am

Indonesia set for major Cabinet reshuffle

Indonesia set for major Cabinet reshuffle

JAKARTA - Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono nominated a new trade minister Monday, in a major Cabinet reshuffle expected to be finalised this week as he battles plunging approval ratings. At a news conference held by Cabinet nominees at the presidential palace, Gita Wirjawan, the nation's investment chief, said that he is set to replace Mari Pangestu as the minister of trade. "I was asked by the president at a meeting earlier and was given new duties as minister of trade, and I gladly accepted it," said Wirjawan, who is likely to quit as head of the Investment Coordinating Board for his Cabinet post. Yudhoyono's approval ratings have fallen below 50 percent in recent polls, amid allegations of graft at the highest levels of government. The Cabinet changes mark the first major reshuffle in his second and final term as president, which started in 2009. Among oth...

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