After the 17th exclusion of Roger Mackenzie Digga, Agarobe leads on 27,199 votes.
3,393 votes from Digga were distributed among the 10 remaining candidates.
Results for the top five after elimination 17:
Central Regional - after elimination 17
The absolute majority now stands at 68,626.
The exhausted votes from this elimination were 653 while the total ballot papers remaining in count are 137,251.