First Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet
Kabinet Amir Sjarifuddin I

5th Cabinet of Indonesia
Indonesian Government (Executive Branch)
Date formed3 July 1947 (1947-07-03)
Date dissolved11 November 1947 (1947-11-11)
People and organisations
Head of stateSukarno
Head of governmentAmir Sjarifuddin
No. of ministers34
Member partyPartai Sarikat Indonesia, Partai Kristen Indonesia, Partai Nasional Indonesia, Partai Komunis Indonesia, Partai Politik Katolik Indonesia, Partai Sarekat Islam Indonesia, Partai Tionghoa Indonesia and Partai Buruh
Status in legislatureCoalition
History
PredecessorSjahrir III
SuccessorAmir Sjarifuddin II

The first Amir Sjarifuddin Cabinet (Indonesian: Kabinet Amir Sjarifuddin Pertama) was the fifth Indonesian cabinet and was in office from 3 July to 11 November 1947.

Background

Following the resignation of the Third Sjahrir Cabinet on 27 June 1947, President Sukarno called a meeting with the leaders of the Masyumi Party, the Indonesian National Party (PNI), the Socialist Party and the Labour Party to ask them to form a cabinet. However, the party leaders were unable to agree to Masyumi's demands for senior ministerial posts that would have enabled it to dominate the cabinet. Finally, on 3 July, agreement was reached between the PNI, the Socialist Party, the Labour Party and the Masjumi breakaway party, the Indonesian Islamic Union Party (PSII), to support Amir Sjarifuddin as prime minister.[1]

Composition

Nine of the ministers had served in the previous cabinet. The government was intended to be inclusive, with representation from all existing parties and groupings. In the absence of Masjumi, the PSII represented the Muslim bloc.[2]

Cabinet leadership

Departmental Ministers

State Ministers (without portfolio)

Junior Ministers

Cabinet reshuffle

On 11 November 1947, Amir reshuffled the cabinet to allow the inclusion of the Masjumi Party. This meant that the cabinet lasted only four months and eight days.[5]

References

Notes

  1. ^ Kahin (1952) p209
  2. ^ Simanjuntak (2003) pp. 52-54
  3. ^ PT PLN (Persero) (1995), p. 338.
  4. ^ On 11 August 1947, Herling Laoh replaced Mohammad Enoch as Minister of Public Works.[3]
  5. ^ Simanjuntak (2003) p54