Tag: Papua

Mapping Jokowi’s 2019: Papua

Only 2.1% (around 3.9 million) of Indonesia’s voters live in Papua and West Papua. But a presidential race can be very tight. In 2014, Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s won from Prabowo by 8,421,389 votes to be exact. This is why the votes in Papua also matter. It’s even more important for Jokowi given that in 2014, he won in Papua and West Papua by a landslide. Can he repeat this success?

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Governor Candidates in the Eastern Indonesia Regions

Political parties have been scrambling to assemble their definitive gubernatorial nominees and securing the ticket for their nominees in the past week. We’ve seen twist of events, but the picture is getting clearer with the registration of candidates opened by the General Election Commission (KPU) today (Jan. 8) to close on Jan. 10. Let’s start our review of the latest status from the eastern region of the country.

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