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President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is expected to appoint a new cabinet on Wednesday, sources close to the matter said.

According to the event schedule, Jokowi will inaugurate his new cabinet at 1:30 p.m. (0630 GMT). Reuters reported that the Energy and Mining Minister Sudirman Said is expected to be among those replaced ministers in the second cabinet reshuffle in less than two years.

When asked about the confirmation of the replacement, a source, who declined to be named because of the sensitivity of the issue, said: "Yes, correct".

Although Said could not be reached for a comment in this regard, but late on Tuesday he posted on Twitter: "The big job is over. Let's never tire of loving Indonesia."

"A new cabinet will be announced soon. The people's support is very important to the success of the government," the president said on Twitter.

The expected change in the cabinet comes nearly a year after Jokowi replaced the key members of his economic team to boost investor's confidence over a flagging economy.

Analysts say this reshuffle is likely to be politically motivated as the Indonesian President seeks to build up support from other parties which were interested to join the association.

"There is the need to acknowledge the support of parties like Golkar which have thrown their weight behind his government," Keith Loveard of Jakarta-based Concord Consulting, told Reuters, referring to the country's second biggest political party.

"Assuming his choices are good ones the public will accept this as part of fine-tuning and a normal part of the political process," he added.

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