Isoaimo moved up one place on 6,390 votes, ahead of former MP and People’s National Congress Party candidate Paru Aihi.
The progressive result:
Kairuku-Hiri Open - after count 27
SPP candidate Nou Rage has dropped out of the top five on 3,536 votes after holding on to the top spot in the first 12 counts.
Ballot box for count 27 came from Kagi, Boridi, Daoi and Mirei areas in the Koiari LLG.
The progressive total informals after count 27 is 928 and total ballot papers counted so far is 41,171.
(Picture by KENNEDY BANI)