The change of executive leadership will also happen in the resource-rich province of West Papua, home to Tangguh LNG and many other strategic development projects. The Democratic Party of Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) has been controlling the province for the past decade. But PDIP may end that era soon. The result of official counting of the General Election Commission (KPU) so far points to the victory of governor candidate Dominggus Mandacan and his running mate Mohamad Lakotani. The pair entered the West Papua election with the backing of a coalition led by PDIP.To subscribe please click here