Ethel Vokia has been declared the winner of the North East Guadalcanal by election.
The returning officer made the declaration in front of a waiting crowd outside the counting station after all formalities were complete.
Ethel Vokia is the wife of Jamie Vokia, who lost his seat through an election petition.
Dr Derek Sikua, a former Prime Minister, was a close second.
The formal declaration will be made later this evening.