Sir Bob received 71 votes and Winnie Kiap received 33 in the second round of voting. Steven Pokawin, the third candidate to nominate as GG, was voted out in the first round.
Member for Kiriwina-Goodenough and Deputy Leader of Opposition, Douglas Tomuriesa was first to congratulate Sir Bob and the two candidates.
“The Governor General must remain impartial at all times,” Tomuriesa said.
“The Governor General is the guardian of the PNG Constitution. His election is an election of confidence and he must serve the interest of this nation.