After the 16th exclusion, Muthuvel polled above the absolute majority of 43,402 by 1,287 votes with a total of 44,689.
He was declared at 7pm last night by the Provincial Returning Officer, Emily Kelton.
Runner up was Chris Paul Lagisa who polled 26,764.
Speaking to Loop PNG after his declaration, Muthuvel thanked all his supporters in West New Britain and committed to continue to deliver services to his people.
With his theme “Reaching the unreached and Touching the untouch” Muthuvel has dedicated his victory to the people of WNB.