Tari Pori Returning Officer Jack Walara who declared James Marape on Sunday handed over the writs of the open seat of Hela Province to Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato this morning.
Gamato confirmed to Loop PNG that he will return all the writs of the declared parliament seats to the Governor General after completion of counting.
PNG Electoral Commission media officer Alphonse Muapi also told Loop PNG that all writs for the declared 111 seats will be returned to Governor General Sir Bob Dadae before Monday July 24, 2017.
Marape is the first candidate to be declared in the 2017 National Election, and is a member of the ruling People's National Congress Party.
This will be his third term as the MP for Tari Pori.
Marape collected 30,192 votes to reach the absolute majority mark.