Counting for Tari-Pori Open electorate commenced today.
After count five, sitting MP, James Marape, is leading with 3,315 votes.
On second place is Jonny Pokaya Philip with 792 votes and Michael Joseph Pajawi on 451 votes.
Counting for Komo-Margarima and Koroba-Kopiago has been disrupted because of the issue of a petition.
Electoral Commissioner Patilias Gamato says additional security personnel have been deployed to provide security at the disrupted venues.
In Eastern Highlands Province, counting will commence on Friday, July 7.