A new paint job

Kompas – September 17, 2014
A new paint job

Man: A new paint job or improved performance Mr?

Despite repeatedly promising that his cabinet choices would not be based on political horse-trading with the parties that backed his election campaign, president elect Joko Widodo (centre with vice-president elect Jusuf Kalla left) announced yesterday an outline of his next cabinet comprising 34 ministers, 16 of which will be so-call ‘professional’ political appointees – the same size as president Yudhoyono’s cabinet which he had criticised for being too cumbersome and only one less political appointee.