Goilala Open

Samb retains Goilala seat

Box 11 - Mathew Poia was the decider for the race between Samb and Alex Hoem Robert.

Despite Robert collecting a good 1,105, Samb climbed 89 votes higher to 6,576.

The absolute majority was 5,664.

Samb was declared the legitimate member at 4:30pm this afternoon by RO Theodore Maia at the counting venue, Gordon Police gymnasium.

Runner up Robert was 4,752.

This will be Samb's first full 5-year term.

He won the by-election after the passing of Daniel Mona in 2014.

He was member-elect for 18 months.

COUNTING: Goilala Open progressive result – after elimination 27

Closer to the finish line, incumbent sitting member William Samb is leading by at least 2,821 votes.

He needs 1,683 more to reach the absolute majority of 7,687.

Remaining ballot papers to count are 15,372.

Following are progressive results:

     

COUNTING: Goilala Open progressive results – after elimination 17

At the 17th exclusion, only 13 candidates remain, with incumbent sitting member William Samb still in the lead.

The progressive tally: 

  

COUNTING: Goilala Open progressive result – after elimination 3

Incumbent sitting member William Samb is holding strong in the lead while candidates with the least votes are slowly being eliminated.

Gilbert Goi, Peter Gopa Aelai and Camilo Ese were the first three to drop out in the race.

Following are the progressive results:

COUNTING COMPLETED: Goilala Open undergoing quality checks

Primary count for the seat ended yesterday evening.

Results as of count 35 from Woitape Station in the Woitape LLG stand as:

Goilala Open - after first preferential counting

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COUNTING: Goilala Open progressive results – after first preferential counting

The last box was from Woitape station in the Woitape LLG.

The following are the progressive results as of count 35:

COUNTING: Progressive results for Goilala Open – After count 26

Goilala Open - after count 26

Goilala Open’s progressive result – after count 16

Robert is still leading the race but with Poia closing in – in an 8-vote difference – as of 3:30pm today.

Counting for Goilala Open has been suspended for a short recess after count 16.

Incumbent sitting member William Samb still holding on at the fifth spot.

Loop PNG visited the counting venue at the Gordon Police Barracks gymnasium.

Following are the progressive results after count 16.

Goilala Open - after count 11

​COUNTING: Goilala’s progressive results – after count 11

It was suspended at 8:30pm yesterday after count 11.

In Goilala Open, votes for Alex Hoem Robert have not increased since count 9, but is still maintaining his position in the lead. In the meantime, incumbent sitting member William Samb has moved up into the top 5.

Loop PNG visited the venue this morning. Following are the progressive results after count 11.

​COUNTING: Goilala’s progressive results – after count 9

It commenced after counting was suspended on Thursday night at count 5.

When Loop PNG visited the counting venue this afternoon, count 10 was underway.

Following are the progressive results after count 9 as of 6pm today.