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Indonesian president reshuffles cabinet, names new trade minister

Rejig follows series of policy flip-flops on palm oil exports.

Zulkifli Hasan is taking the reins at Indonesia's trade ministry. This picture shows him during an interview around a decade ago when he was the nation's forestry minister.   © Reuters

JAKARTA (Reuters) -- Indonesian President Joko Widodo announced a cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, appointing a new trade minister following controversy over a series of policy flip-flops on palm oil exports.

In an official ceremony at the state palace the president inaugurated Zukifli Hasan, chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) and a former forestry minister as the country's next trade minister, among other changes.

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