Zurenuoc, who is the current MP, has his back against the wall as Paita collected more votes compared to him in the elimination counts yesterday.
There was a 51-vote difference between both candidates, before start of elimination 29 on Monday.
Finschhafen Open- after the 35th exclusion
Returning Officer, Essing Ulam said, the counting will go through five more exclusion before a winner is declared for the Open seat in Morobe Province.
The Open seat was contested by 42 candidates.