The extension was officially made on Friday 21st by Governor General, Sir Bob Dadae.
Electoral Commissioner, Patilias Gamato, announced today that the extension is to allow for counting in other parts of the country to be completed.
Gamato previously announced that an extension was well within the required number of days for polling and counting.
He said by law 21 days was allowed but they had only requested to the Govenor General 16 days, leaving a five day buffer, which they will now use.
Today, Gamato received writs from the following seats: