November 13, 2015 / 9:25 AM / 2 years ago

Indonesia VP says Widodo not ready to reshuffle cabinet: media

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has discussed another possible cabinet reshuffle with his coalition, but is not yet ready to make such a move, the vice president was quoted as saying by online news service Detik.com on Friday.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo waits for Finnish President Sauli Niinisto at the presidential palace in Jakarta November 3, 2015. REUTERS/Beawiharta

Widodo reshuffled his cabinet in August, after less than a year in office, in an effort to reassure investors worried about a policy drift that allowed economic growth to slip to a six-year low.

“The reshuffle plan was part of the discussion, but the president said it is not the right time,” Jusuf Kalla was quoted as saying, referring to a meeting between the president and coalition members late on Thursday.

The vice president on Oct. 27 told Reuters a discussion then about a cabinet reshuffle had not reached a “very serious level yet”.

Reporting by Fergus Jensen; Editing by Nick Macfie

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