Indonesia’s New Cabinet Draws Mixed Reviews

October 27, 2014 12:25 PM

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Since the beginning of his political career, former small-town mayor and now President Joko Widodo has worked hard to separate himself from Indonesia’s political pack. In his first week in office the new president has sought to build on this unique political identity.

In a country known for its rampant corruption Widodo took the unprecedented move of having his Cabinet picks vetted by the national anti-graft body. That process led to continued delays, resulting in eight ministerial candidates axed from the initial lineup.

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