PANGU candidate Chris Nangoi is the member-elect for Sumkar Open.
Nangoi was declared by returning officer for Sumkar Albert Gului at 11:45am today.
He unseated People's Progress Party candidate Ken Fairweather in a tight race.
The member-elect won with 8,763 votes, after elimination of the outgoing MP Fairweather, who distributed his 6,554 votes to the member-elect and runner up Sir Arnold Amet.
Sir Amet bowed out with 7,940 votes.
Sumkar RO said the member-elect had votes exceeding the absolute majority of 8,352... thus the declaration.
He said it was a very close race with most of the candidates having high scores and good numbers.
There were 46 candidates, with a total of 20,633 exhausted ballot papers.