- The Electoral Commission has received a warrant from Her Excellency the Governor-General, to supply a member of Parliament to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Tutehounuku Korako pursuant to section 55(1)(f) of the Electoral Act 1993;
- Under section 137(2) of the Electoral Act 1993, the Electoral Commission has determined that, of the unelected candidates on the party list of The New Zealand National Party, Paulo Reyes Garcia stood highest in the order of preference on that list;
- Under section 137(3) of that Act, the Electoral Commission has asked the party secretary of The New Zealand National Party whether Paulo Reyes Garcia remains a member of that party and the Commission has been informed that he remains a member of that party;
- Under section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission has asked Paulo Reyes Garcia whether he is willing to be a member of Parliament and he has indicated his willingness to be a member of Parliament.
Therefore, pursuant to section 137(4) of that Act, the Electoral Commission declares that
Paulo Reyes Garcia
is elected as a member of Parliament by publication of this declaration in the New Zealand Gazette.
Dated at Wellington this 16th day of May 2019.
ALICIA WRIGHT, Chief Electoral Officer.