James Marape declared

Marape retains seat in Tari Pori

Returning Officer Jack Walara told Loop PNG today that Marape was declared at 11:30am in Tari, Hela Province.

Walara confirmed that Marape reached the absolute majority of 50% + 1, collecting 30,192 votes.

Marape is contesting under the People’s National Congress (PNC) Party and was the first MP to be declared in this elections.

Meanwhile, counting for the other electorates in Hela is still ongoing.

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