Tag: Lukas Enembe

Is the Democratic Party A Sinking Ship?

The Governor of Papua Lukas Enembe, who is also the chairman of Democratic Party’s Papua chapter, made a shocking statement. He told the press that he supports President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the 2019 race.T he Democratic Party that, as we all know, endorse Prabowo Subianto, and so Lukas’ declaration must have shocked his party leader Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY). Lukas adds to the number of Democratic Party leaders that have left the Party behind in support of Jokowi. Should SBY begin to worry? Will 2019 be the year of the fall of the Democratic Party?

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Papua Election, the Status Quo & 2019 Race

The General Election Commission (KPU) has on Wednesday (July 18) published the result of its official tally on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Papua. It’s victory for incumbent Lukas Enembe and his running mate Klemen Tinal. As for the election in Mimika regency, the KPU has not yet officially published the result of its tally, but the local election commission (KPUD) has already done so. It’s also a victory for the incumbent.

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Claim War in Papua Election

The Papua gubernatorial election is not over yet. The Paniai regency has not yet opened their voting stations due to security concern. Two groups of political parties backing the two pairs competing in the race, however, have already began claiming victory. The State Palace tried to calm the situation down by asking the two camps to refrain from claiming and to wait for the official announcement from the General Election Commission (KPU) instead.

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Maneuvers in North Sumatera & Papua

John Wempi Wetipo and his running mate Habel Melkias Suwae finally earned a ticket to challenge the incumbent Lukas Enembe and his running mate Klemen Tinal in the Papua gubernatorial election. PDIP managed to secure the backing of Prabowo Subianto’s Gerindra Party. Elsewhere, the future of Djarot Saiful Hidayat as PDIP’s governor candidate in North Sumatera is in limbo as he has not managed to secure PPP’s backing.

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