Another high profile politician in Papua New Guinea has lost his parliamentary seat.
Jeffrey Nape has been defeated by the independent candidate Kerenga Kua in the Sinasina-Yongomugl Open in Chimbu province.
Speaker since 2004, Mr Nape, has been at the centre of a number of controversial decisions, not least the dramatic exclusion of then prime minister Sir Michael Somare from parliament in August last year.
That move led to a prolonged political crisis.
The election process is now nearing an end with the writs expected to be returned later this week.
Kerenga Kua, who is a high-profile lawyer and the President of PNG's Law Society, is the 10th independent to win a seat and the 97th MP to be declared in the 111-seat parliament.