Papua (the eastern most province in the country) and Mimika (one of the regencies in Papua) will participate in the 2018 simultaneous regional elections, which will be held in June 2018. Though the event is still more than a year away, the stages of the elections, including the nomination of candidates will begin this year. Mimika is home to the world’s largest copper and gold mine Grasberg, which is currently under the control of Freeport. The future of the U.S. mining company is now in limbo, following recent tension with both central government and regional administrations in Papua. This is why it’s important to monitor said elections. Let’s start with the Papua gubernatorial election.To subscribe please click here