Care taker Prime minister, Sato Kilman is topping the candidates lists for the race for the 7 seats on the islands of Malekula. Public Relation Officer to the office of the prime minister, Ricky Binihi said this morning that following the unofficial results collected from 30 polling stations, Mr Kilman leads with 1 047 votes. There are 35 polling stations in the constituency of Malekula.
There are other three former MPs who managed to win back their seats. There are the care minister of public utilities, Don Ken from People Service Party, care taker minister of climate change, Jerome Ludvaun from Union of Moderate Party and the former minister of public utilities, Esmon Sae from Melanesian Progressive Party.
Following the unofficial results, Malekula has three new MPs. There Marcelino Telukluk from Reunification Movement for Change, John Sala from Ground and Justice Party and Grase Shedrack who contested snap election under the independent ticket. Marcelino Telukluk replaced his father, Paul Telukluk who was a veteran politician of Malekula but he is now in jail in Port Vila after he was found guilty by Vanuatu high courts over corruption and bribery of officials.
On Tanna constituency, the former prime minister, Joe Natuman from Vanuaku Party is leading with over 2 000 votes so far. There are 7 seats on Tanna. The former minister of education Bob Loughman from VP also managed to win back his seat. There are two VP candidates who also won the elections on Tanna yesterday following the unofficial results. There are former director of ministry of foreign affairs, Johny Koanapo and former director of the ministry of climate change, Jotham Napat. The unofficial results on Tanna showed that Nako Natuman from Union of Moderate Party, Xavie Iauko from Iauko Group and Andrew Napau from independent also won the yesterday snap election.