30 Jun 2016

Unofficial results - Graon Mo Jastis Party leading Malo Aore by-election

1:01 pm on 30 June 2016

In Vanuatu, a Graon mo Jastis party candidate is leading in the Malo Aore Constituency by-election.

Ballot box in a Vanuatu election.

Ballot box in a Vanuatu election. Photo: RNZ / Johnny Blades

The unofficial results from yesterday's voting had Uri Warawara leading by more than 600 votes.

If he wins, that would see eight Graon mo Jastis party MPs in parliament.

The seat became vacant after the death of Havo Moli who died in February this year, just days after being re-elected.

Our correspondent says seven candidates contested the seat, the highest number to stand for Malo Aore.