2017 National Elections

Newly-declared Member arrives in POM

Marape is a senior member of the ruling PNC Party and declared winner of Tari-Pori electorate of Hela Province.

Makiba, who stood as an independent candidate, was declared after polling 23,460 on Sunday.

On arrival at 12:30pm, the member-elect was met at the Government's air wing at Jackson’s International Airport by Prime Minister Peter O'Neill.

O’Neill is PNC Party leader.

However, the PM denied that the new member elect has joined the PNC Party camp.

"We will let them (independent candidates) make their own decisions."

COUNTING: Central Regional progressive result – after Kairuku-Hiri count 27

COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri progressive result – after count 27

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: 

COUNTING: Moresby North-East progressive result – after count 80

​Candidates urged to send ‘decent’ scrutineers

Senior Sergeant Tepias Map said this today before counting for the Moresby North-East seat resumed.

Map told candidate John Kaupa and others this morning that scrutineers must be decent and must work alongside election officials; not disrupt the process.

He said there were many disruptions by scrutineers, which have delayed counting.

He also called for scrutineers not to verbally assault and intimidate counting officials and Electoral Commission staff.

Meanwhile, the candidates are expected to identify their scrutineers before they enter the counting venue.


The table shows the progressive results after count 30 yesterday.    


COUNTING: Central Regional progressive result – after Kairuku-Hiri count 26

COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri progressive result – after count 26

After count 26, Aihi remains on top with 6,359 votes, just 21 votes ahead of incumbent Member Peter Isoaimo in second place.

Kairuku-Hiri Open - after count 26



COUNTING: Nuku progressive results

Nuku Returning Officer, Francis Yawalan, said 12 ballot boxes holding the primary votes were checked yesterday.   

Below are the progressive results after quality checks were completed at 6:30pm. 




COUNTING: Finschhafen Open progressive results – after exclusion 35

Zurenuoc, who is the current MP, has his back against the wall as Paita collected more votes compared to him in the elimination counts yesterday.

There was a 51-vote difference between both candidates, before start of elimination 29 on Monday.