The announcement was made at 9am today while a declaration is expected soon.
After the 35th elimination of Honk Kiap, Sir Mekere polled 14,007 votes, passing the absolute majority of 12,918.
Kiap's votes of 4,877 were distributed among the top three candidates. 2,351 were exhausted votes.
Sir Mek picked up 1,106 votes, Tonde picked 824 while Samuel got 596 votes.
Moresby North-West - after distribution of votes