At the 17th exclusion, only 13 candidates remain, with incumbent sitting member William Samb still in the lead.
The progressive tally:
Goilala Open- after elimination 17
From a total of 21,303 allowable ballot papers, 58 votes have been exhausted.
21,245 ballot papers still remain.
The absolute majority stands at 10,623
Exclusion 18 is now underway.