New ministers seemed spirited. Marine and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti, minister of energy & mineral resources Sudirman Said, and public works minister Basuki Hadimuljono have made some important decisions. Yet, The House of Representatives (DPR) has started to show its muscle, reminding President Joko Widodo to ask approval from lawmakers for his signature healthcare and education programs. They will likely ask the same for the proposed fuel subsidy cut.

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