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Indonesia: Continued Debate Over a New Energy Minister

Despite rampant speculation in recent weeks, President Joko Widodo has failed to name a replacement for ousted Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Archandra Tahar. The latest twist in this saga is growing discussion of the possibility that Tahar may return to the energy portfolio. Some Jokowi aides have mentioned that the issue with his dual Indonesian-US citizenship – the basis of his dismissal in August, since under Indonesian law government officials cannot hold any other citizenship – has “been resolved.”

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