PNG Party candidate takes Rai Coast seat

PNG party's Peter Sapia is the newly elected member for Rai Coast district.

He was declared at 12pm this afternoon, after the 35th exclusion which saw lone female candidate Kessy Sawang distribute her 6671 votes to the two remaining candidates, Peter Sapia and Edwin Baffe.

At final elimination Sapia polled 10 878 exceeding the absolute majority of 9104 votes.

Runner up Edwin Baffe polled 7 328 votes.


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Imelda Wavik