Regional elections in West Papua will be held simultaneously in some districts. We know, they are Manokwari, Manokwari Selatan, Pegunungan Arfak, Raja Ampat, Sorong Selatan, Fakfak, Teluk Wondama, Teluk Bintuni, and Kaimana. In Papua province, they are 11 districts namely Waropen, Supiori, Merauke, Yalimo, Boven Digul, Asmat, Mamberamo Raya, Nabire, Keerom, Pegunungan Bintang, and Yahukimo.
West Papua governor Dominggus Mandacan urged to maintain peace and stability to enable all stages of democratic processes to run smoothly. therefroe, it is a must for candidate pairs along with their teams and political parties to educate the eligible voters, while on the campaign trail.
“Please, compete fairly, and optimize their campaigns on their visions, missions, and action programs. Do not provoke the people at large. Please, maintain peace and stability in West Papua,” Governor Mandacan stated.
On October 8, 2020, the Papua provincial government and the General Elections Commission (KPU) had organized a ceremony in Jayapura. During this time, all concerned parties had pledged to ensure the successful convening of the regional elections. Papua Governor Lukas Enembe, KPU chairman Arief Budiman, and KPU chairpersons and officials from the districts of Waropen, Supiori, Merauke, Yalimo, Boven Digul, Asmat, Mamberamo Raya, Nabire, Keerom, Pegunungan Bintang, and Yahukimo attended.