2017 National Elections

COUNTING: Central Regional progressive result – after elimination 16

After the 16th exclusion of Jonathan Oata, Agarobe is ahead on 26,815 votes.

3,057 votes from Oata were distributed among the 11 remaining candidates.

Results for the top five after elimination 16:


COUNTING: Moresby North-East – after elimination 14

As at 7am, Amaiu is sitting on a lead of 1,300 votes ahead of PNG National Party candidate John Kaupa.

Kaupa, Mald, Dimugu and Okuk follow closely behind.

​Woman MP ousted

Sohe Returning Officer, Wesley Korapeba, told Loop PNG that the declaration was made yesterday after 3pm.

He said after the 14th exclusion, Amuli went past the absolute majority, finishing with 7,724 votes, and Gore on 7,513.

Korapeba arrived today in Port Moresby and will present the writ for the Sohe Open Seat to Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato.

COUNTING: ESP progressive result – after elimination 14

The winning figure stands at 104,993, with 209,984 allowable ballot papers yet to be counted.     

After the 14th exclusion at 1:30am this morning, these are the top 5 candidates:


COUNTING: ESP progressive result – after elimination 8

This is the progressive tally after the 8th exclusion today. 

COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri counting suspended

Counting officials stopped the elimination process after exclusion 17 over nonpayment of their allowances.

Counting was officially suspended at 3pm today by Kairuku-Hiri returning officer Tabu Vaira.

Vaira said at the moment, he cannot do much as he has already advised the Electoral Commission about the issue.

He stated that counting will resume on Wednesday morning however, this will depend on the counting officials if they decide to continue and if their issue is addressed.

The ballot boxes were sealed by Vaira, witnessed by the scrutineers.

​Parties, Independents team up

PANGU Party Leader Sam Basil met with Sir Mekere Morauta, who represented the Independents, and Leader of PNG National Party, Kerenga Kua, in Port Moresby over the weekend, to discuss the camping arrangements for their groups. 

COUNTING: Gulf declarations expected

Gulf Regional - after elimination 47

COUNTING: Moresby North-West – after elimination 24

Assistant election manager for NCD, Bale Kavanamur, informed counting officials today to fast track counting and elimination.

Following the 24th exclusion from this morning, only 14 candidates remain in the race.

The top five for the Moresby North-West seat are as follows:


COUNTING: Kairuku-Hiri progressive result – after elimination 15

After the 15th exclusion of Allan Aisa Kekele, Isoaimo is ahead on 13,593 votes.

434 votes from Kekele were distributed among the 12 remaining candidates.

Results for the top five after elimination 15: