Papua Gubernatorial Election 2013

Study Mission Report

The 2013 Papua gubernatorial election featured some unique aspects. It was conducted through a series of political compromises and continued the use of the traditional noken balloting system. In the following pages, ANFREL addresses the strengths and weaknesses of the electoral process but, on the whole, concludes that the election was a step toward strengthening democracy in eastern Indonesia. In studying the electoral processes, the study mission visited Kabupaten Tolikara, Yahukimo, Jayawijaya and Jayapura. ANFREL hopes that this report will serve to attract broader public attention to the electoral processes of Papua and make a positive contribution to enhancing democratic elections in eastern Indonesia.


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