COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri progressive result – after elimination 24

Three candidates are now left in the race for the Kairuku-Hiri Open seat following the 24th elimination of Independent candidate Steven John Manai.

Candidates left in the race are incumbent Member and National Alliance Party's Peter Isoaimo, People’s Congress Party candidate Paru Aihi and Pangu Party's Steven John Manai.

After the 24th exclusion, Isoaimo maintains a comfortable lead on 18,817 votes with the absolute majority now at 22,796.

3,706 votes from Morata were distributed among the three remaining candidates, while the exhausted votes from this box were 3,694.

Results after elimination 24:

Kairuku-Hiri Open - after elimination 24




Peter Isoaimo

National Alliance


Paru Aihi 

People's National Congress 


Steven John Manai




The total exhausted votes now stand at 11,756.

The total ballot papers remaining in count are 45,590.

The final box to be distributed is for candidate Steven John Manai.

(Picture by KENNEDY BANI)

Quintina Naime