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PNG Elections : Pangu expects second declaration from Hela's Margarima Open

The stage is set for the Hela Province to declare its second PANGU Member elect for the eleventh National Parliament tomorrow. 

Magarima Open election counting is on cue for declaration, exactly seven days after Prime Minister James Marape was declared as M-P elect for Tari Pori. 

Returning Officer Simon Olaiva, suspended counting into the elimination exercise, before 5 PM this afternoon, after the 15th exclusion of Peter Pipon.

After the 15th exclusion, PANGU Party candidate and incumbent M-P Manasseh Makiba still maintain his lead with 14, 301 votes. 

This is followed by Independent candidates, Wakinda Benson on 8, 330, followed by Paul Agiru on 7, 823 votes, and Tony Panda with 6, 901 votes. 

The second and third preference votes for candidate Peter Pipon, will be shared among the remaining four candidates tomorrow when counting resumes. 

Mr. Olaiva said that he is confident that a declaration will be made by then. 

Meanwhile, Counting for the Komo Hulia Open seat is also into eliminations, while Koroba Kopiago was going through quality checks today. 

Counting for the Hela Provincial seat Primary is also progressing. 

NBC / PNG Today

next : Election Results for East Sepik Province 2022

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