Jakarta: President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo revealed that he has determined the formation of the upcoming cabinet. He said that the new cabinet can be announced in the near future.
"It can be announced in the near future. It can also be announced in October. But I see that market wants me to announce it soon," President Jokowi told a group of media leaders here on Wednesday.
According to President Jokowi, around 55 percent of ministerial positions will be filled by professionals. On the other hand, the remaining ministerial positions will be filled by politicians from coalition party members.
"It is quite similar with the current cabinet," President Jokowi noted.
President Jokowi plans to establish a number of new ministries and merge several existing ministries. The government currently has 34 ministries.
"We will have the Ministry of Investment. It means the Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) will become a ministry. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs might also become the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Trade," President Jokowi remarked.