The Vanuatu Electoral Commission reports the Leaders Party candidate, Edwin Kalorisu, has won the Efate Rural and Off Shore Islands by-election.
He got 1,768 votes of the 7,629 votes cast.
The Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Martin Tete, said just over 23 percent of the registered voters took part.
He said a large number of prospective voters are on the seasonal worker schemes in Australia and New Zealand and did not apply for proxy votes.
The by-election followed the death in June of MP Jerry Kanas.