A preliminary count in Samoa's Gagaifomauga by-election has the only woman candidate, Faimalotoa Kika Iemaima Stowers, topping the polls with 268 votes.
There was a big turnout was recorded in yesterday's by-election, with 989 votes cast.
The preliminary result winner is a former government broadcaster of many years, who was also the Director of Broadcasting.
She is the first woman to have won a parliamentary seat for the Gagaifomauga number one seat in Parliament.
The Tautua Samoa party candidate, Lavea Peseta Lua Nafo'i, has polled 101 votes and came fifth in the race.