Djuanda Cabinet
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Djuanda Cabinet
Djuanda Cabinet
Kabinet Karya
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18th cabinet of Indonesia
Indonesian Government (Executive Branch)
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Date formed9 April 1957 (1957-04-09)
Date dissolved5 July 1959 (1959-07-05)
People and organisations
Head of stateSukarno
Head of governmentDjuanda Kartawidjaja
PredecessorSecond Ali Sastroamidjojo Cabinet
SuccessorFirst Working Cabinet

The Djuanda Cabinet, or "Working Cabinet" (Indonesian: Kabinet Karya) was an Indonesian cabinet that served from 9 April 1957 until 5 July 1959, when it was dissolved by a decree from President Sukarno.


On 14 March 1957, the Second Ali Sastroamidjojo Cabinet collapsed as a result of pressure from regional rebellions, splits between the parties comprising it and attacks on the political system, which led to the resignations of members. President Sukarno had expressed his desire for a gotong royong (mutual assistance) cabinet, in which the four major parties, including the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) would work together in the national interest. However, following vociferous opposition from the other parties and the Army, Sukarno was forced to back down. On 15 March, he asked Indonesian National Party chairman Suwirjo to form a cabinet, but he failed, with the result that Sukarno himself called a meeting on 14 April of party leaders and military officers, at which they were all asked if they were prepared to join the cabinet. The Masyumi Party, most of whose members refused to serve in the cabinet, accused Sukarno of acting illegally, but to no avail. The party later expelled its two members who joined the cabinet. Sukarno appointed cabinet veteran Djuanda Kartawidjaja to head a cabinet made up of qualified individuals who did not represent any parties. The cabinet was announced on 8 April and appointed by Sukarno the following day at the Merdeka Palace.[1][2][3]


Cabinet Leadership

Cabinet Members


  • Social Minister Leimaena was appointed Third Deputy Prime Minister on 29 April 1957. On the same day, Chairul Saleh and F.L. Tobing were promoted to full ministers, meaning there were no longer any state ministers. Muljadi Djojomartono was appointed to replace Leimena as Social Affairs Minister on 25 May.
  • A number of changes took place on 25 June 1958. Trade Minister Sunardjo was replaced by party colleague Rachmat Muljomiseno, Mobilization of the People and Development Minister A.M. Hanafi was appointed State Minister and Relations between the Regions Minister F.L. Tobing was appointed Transmigration Minister. Three new posts were created: Col. Suprajogi was appointed State Minister for the Stabilization of the economy; Wahib Wahab (NU) was appointed State Minister for Civil-Military Cooperation and Muhammad Yamin was appointed State Minister.


  • Feith, Herbert (2009) [1962], The Decline of Constitutional Democracy in Indonesian, Equinox Publishing (Asia) Pte Ltd, pp. 469-470, ISBN 979-3780-45-2
  • Lev, Daniel S (2009) [1966], The Transition to Guided Democracy: Indonesian Politics 1957-1959, Equinox Publishing (Asia) Pte Ltd, pp. 34, 136, ISBN 978-602-8397-40-7
  • Simanjuntak, P. N. H. (2003), Kabinet-Kabinet Republik Indonesia: Dari Awal Kemerdekaan Sampai Reformasi (Cabinets of the Republic of Indonesia: From the Beginning of Independence to the Reforms Era) (in Indonesian), Jakarta: Djambatan, pp. 181-187, ISBN 979-428-499-8.


  1. ^ Lev (2009) pp 26-34
  2. ^ Feith (2007) pp 579-580
  3. ^ Simanjuntak (2003) p182

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