A NEW parliament is in the making as results for 25 constituencies that completed their counting became known
The remaining 25 constituencies are expected to know their new MPs today and tomorrow.
So far, 17 outgoing MPs in the last House have been re-elected.
They included outgoing Finance minister Rick Hou, who was given a second parliamentary term by voters of Small Malaita.
The results that came out so far saw eight new faces, including Jimson Fiau Tanangada, who was widely hailed after he unseated outgoing prime minister Gordon Darcy Lilo to claim the Gizo-Kolombangara seat.
Voters in Western Province re-elected seven of their nine outgoing MPs.
The two major election casualties in the province were outgoing prime minister Mr Lilo and longest serving politician Job Duddley Tausinga.
While Mr Tausinga’s 30-year reign as MP for North New Georgia came to an end, his son Silas Kerry Vaqara Tausinga, for West New Georgia-Vona Vona, retained his seat.
A late result last night saw Danny Philip reclaiming the South New Georgia-Rendova & Tetepare seat.
Malaita, with 14 constituencies, has so far seen five of its newly elected MPs. The remaining nine are expected to be known today when counting completes.
Four of those five results announced yesterday were re-elected MPs.
The fifth is Jimmy Lusibaea, who was elected the new MP for North Malaita Constituency.
Counting for Central and East Honiara constituencies continue today.
West Honiara completed their counting yesterday, which saw the re-election of Vietnamese born Namson Tran for a second term.
Voters of Renbel have shown their outgoing MP Seth Gukuna the exit door.
They’ve instead given a new mandate to Tautai Agikimua Kaitu’u, a medical doctor by profession, to carry their hopes for the next four years.
In Temotu, ballot boxes of its two remote constituencies of Pele and Vatud are yet to reach the counting centre at provincial capital Lata.
A ship dispatched to collect the boxes after Wednesday’s national elections, is expected back in Lata tomorrow, after which counting will start.
However, counting for the Nende constituency was completed late yesterday, with outgoing MP Commins Mewa securing the seat for a second term.
By EDDIE OSIFELO