The People's National Congress Party candidate maintained his grip on power after the final elimination this evening.
Returning Officer Martin Wana told Loop PNG at 8:40pm: "I will shortly make a declaration on our sitting member Richard Maru.
"He polled 16,264 to win the Yangoru-Saussia seat, his runner-up on 9,696, (National Alliance Party candidate) Peter Wararu."
In the 2012 National Election, Maru unseated Wararu for his first term as an MP.
(Loop file pic)