9 May 2014

Democratic Party comes out tops in elections in Papua

3:14 pm on 9 May 2014

Indonesia's Democratic Party has won the most votes of any one party in elections for the House of Representatives in Papua region.

The Jakarta Post reports that the Democratic Party garnered a total of 700,150 votes out of more than 2.9 million valid votes.

As a result, the Democrats gained two seats at the House of Representatives out of the 10 Papua-assigned seats, which is one less than the 2009-2014 period.

The Papua chapter of the Democratic Party is headed by the Governor of Papua Province, Lukas Enembe.

The Papua General Elections Commission says that votes were evenly distributed among the 12 political parties and that eight won seats.