The resource rich West Papua province, the home of Tangguh LNG, is one of the 7 provinces that will take part in the 2017 simultaneous gubernatorial elections. None of the 11 political parties at the provincial legislative council (DPRD) have announced who they’d endorse as their governor and vice governor candidates. But looking at the political constellation, at most five pairs of candidates can run in the race, which would repeat what happened in 2011. The decision of SBY’s Democratic Party and Setya Novanto’s Golkar Party are key factors that’ll determine the number of participants in the race.To subscribe please click here