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Indonesian president announces new Cabinet line-up

  • Indonesia's new cabinet ministers, from left to right, Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Coordinating Minister for Legal, Security and Politics Wiranto, Education Minister Muhadjir Effendy, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Archandra Tahar pose for photographers during the announcement of the new cabinet line-up at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military in charge of security. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Indonesia's new cabinet ministers, from left to right, Minister of Villages, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration Eko Putro Sandjojo, Industry Minister Airlangga Hartarto, Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur, Trade Minister Enggartiasto Lukita, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Coordinating Minister for Legal, Security and Politics Wiranto, Education Minister Muhadjir Effendy, Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi and Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Archandra Tahar pose for photographers during the announcement of the new cabinet line-up at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military in charge of security. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)  (The Associated Press)

  • Indonesia's new Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, right, and Coordinating Minister for Legal, Security and Politics Wiranto prepare for a group photo during the announcement of the new cabinet ministers at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military in charge of security. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

    Indonesia's new Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, right, and Coordinating Minister for Legal, Security and Politics Wiranto prepare for a group photo during the announcement of the new cabinet ministers at Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, July 27, 2016. Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo announced a new Cabinet line-up on Wednesday that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a former head of the military in charge of security. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has announced a new Cabinet line-up that returns a reformist to the Finance Ministry and puts a close ally in charge of maritime issues.

Jokowi said Wednesday that Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who was finance minister from 2005-2010, is returning to the role. She is currently a managing director at the World Bank.

The Coordinating Security Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan will become the coordinating minister for maritime issues at a time when Southeast Asian nations are at odds with China over its territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.

It is the second reorganization of Jokowi's Cabinet since the maverick politician became president in 2014, after defeating an establishment candidate in a national election.

New appointments were also announced to several economy-related ministries.