18 Apr 2019

Voting in Indonesian election delayed in Papua

12:55 pm on 18 April 2019

There have been delays to polling in Indonesia's election in several districts of Papua.

187 million people were eligible to vote in yesterday's one-day election but logistical challenges prevented many Papuans from taking part.

When Papua governor Lukas Enembe arrived to cast his vote on Wednesday in the provincial capital Jayapura, none of the ballot papers had arrived.

Governor Lukas Enembe

Governor Lukas Enembe Photo: West Papua Today

He later told reporters that ballot papers at almost all polling stations in the city of more than 250,000 people had not been delivered.

Mr Enembe said he was disappointed with the election commission.

Al Jazeera reported ballot papers were also missing from polling stations in remote villages of Papua's central highlands.

Election officials said they expected delayed voting to take place today.

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