An independent institution indicated Thursday, 2 September 2010 that Yusuf Wally, SE, MM and running mate Muh. Markum, SH have an early lead in the Keerom Regential election ahead of two pairs of contenders, Drs. Celsius Watae, MH – Marsudi SE,MM and Johanis Tawa, S.Ag – Widodo Budi Priyono, S.Pd.
Wally-Markum have gained 6.439 ballots (Arso and Arso Timur Districts), incumbent Watae-Marsudi secured 5.457 ballots (Skanto, Senggi dan Web Dictricts), while Johanis Tawa – Widodo Budi Priyono won 3.611 ballots. Changes are still possible and we awaits for final vote results.
Keerom communities simultaneously use their political rights in local elections voting. Voter turnout in the election was estimated at 38,070, with voters casting polls in seven districts, 61 villages and 111 polling stations. Keerom, about 80 kilometers from the city of Jayapura, can be reached by using two-and four-wheel vehicles.