Indonesia president expected to announce cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday: sources

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Posted: Jul 26, 2016 11:25 AM

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo is expected to announce his second cabinet reshuffle in less than two years on Wednesday, two sources close to the matter said.

Asked if the announcement would be made on Wednesday, a palace official, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, said: "Yes".

A second source close to the matter confirmed that a reshuffle would be announced on Wednesday.

The two sources did not say which ministers would be replaced.

Widodo met with a number of his cabinet ministers late on Tuesday at the palace but no announcement was made.

The reshuffle comes nearly a year after Widodo replaced key members of his economics team.

(Reporting by Kanupriya Kapoor and Cindy Sivliana; Editing by Catherine Evans)