Form of Government

West Papua is a Presidential-Parliamentary Government, where President is the Head of the State and Government with a shared power with the Prime Minister as the Executive Manager of the Government.

The implementation of the Government policies is done by the Prime Minister.

The Role of Prime Minister is as the Deputy President of West Papua.

The “Power-Sharing Government” of West Papua

The main feature of West Papua government is “power-sharing government“, i.e., the power is shared among the different social, political, economic, and cultural groups within the territory of West Papua as well as different beings within the country.

This “sharing of power” is different from division of power, separation of power or devolution of power.

The main demonstration of “power-sharing” government lies within the name “Power-Sharing Government”, which means the power is shared, not divided, not separated, and note delegated. The sharing of power is done primarily between the President and the Prime Minister.

This “power-sharing” government has impacts to the implementation of power and administration of the government businesses from Central Government to the lowest level of the government offices.

Characteristics of the Government of West Papua

  1. President and the Prime Minister are elected politicians. They are elected. by people in a General Election,
  2. Upon their elections, the Congress carries out verification and inauguration processes.
  3. Upon the inauguration, then the President form the government in cooperation with the Prime Minister.

Separation of  Power

The separation of power among the executives, legislative and judicative as well as other state apparatuses such as Police and Military commanders are