Fijian general election, 2018

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Fijian general election, 2018

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All 51 seats in the Parliament of Fiji
26 seats needed for a majority
Registered637,537
Turnout458,570 (72%) Decrease12.6%
  First party Second party Third party
  Frank Bainimarama November 2014.jpg Sitiveni Rabuka May 2017.jpg Biman Prasad January 2015.jpg
Leader Frank Bainimarama Sitiveni Rabuka Biman Prasad
Party FijiFirst SODELPA NFP
Leader since Nov 2014 24 June 2016 March 2014
Last election 33 seats 15 seats 3 seats
Seats after 27 21 3
Seat change Decrease 6 Increase 6 Steady
Popular vote 227,241 181,072 33,515
Percentage 50.02% 39.85% 7.38%

Prime Minister before election

Frank Bainimarama
FijiFirst

Subsequent Prime Minister

Frank Bainimarama
FijiFirst

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General elections were held in Fiji on 14 November 2018.[1]

According to the Fiji Elections Office (FEO) website, Partial results show the party of Fijian Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama as set to win re-election with 52 percent of the votes, while main opposition SODELPA stands at 38 percent.[2]

Background[edit]

On 30 September Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announced that the elections would be held on 14 November 2018. President Jioji Konrote subsequently dissolved parliament in accordance with section 58(3) of the constitution, on the advice of the Prime Minister.

234 candidates representing six political parties will contest the elections. 56 of the candidates are women.[3] Candidate numbers for the ballot paper were drawn on 18 October.[4]

Election schedule[edit]

Key dates relating to the general election will be as follows:

30 September (Sunday) Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama announces elections to be held on 14 November 2018.
30 September (Sunday) President Jioji Konrote dissolves parliament in accordance with section 58(3) of the constitution, on the advice of the Prime Minister.
1 October (Monday) President Jioji Konrote issues the writ of election
1 October (Monday) Registration of voters ends at 6 p.m.
2 October (Tuesday) Candidate nominations open at 8 a.m.
15 October (Monday) Candidate nominations close at 12 p.m.
24 October (Wednesday) Postal voting applications close at 5 p.m.
5 November (Monday) Pre-poll voting begins
10 November (Saturday) Pre-poll voting ends
12 November (Monday) Media blackout on campaigning commences at 12.00 a.m. for 48 hours
14 November (Wednesday) Election Day – polling places open from 7.30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
14 November (Wednesday) Election Night – provisional results will be progressively released from 6 p.m.
18 November (Sunday) Official results declared
18 November (Sunday) President Jioji Konrote receives the Writ of Election from the Electoral Commission.

Electoral system[edit]

The 51 members of the Parliament of Fiji are elected from a single nationwide constituency by open list proportional representation with an electoral threshold of 5%. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method.[5][6]

Results[edit]

Party Votes % +/- (pp) Seats +/–
FijiFirst 227,241 50.02 -9.15 27 -5
Social Democratic Liberal Party 181,072 39.85 +11.67 21 +6
National Federation Party 33,515 7.38 +1.92 3 0
Unity Fiji Party 6,896 1.52 +1.52 0 0
HOPE 2,891 0.62 +0.62 0 0
Fiji Labour Party 2,800 0.62 -1.73 0 0
Invalid/blank votes 4,179
Total 458,570 100 - 51 +1
Registered voters/turnout 637,527
Source: Fiji Village

Elected MPs[edit]

FijiFirst[7] SODELPA[8] NFP[9]
Josaia Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
Alipate Nagata
Parveen Bala
Vijay Nath
Mahendra Reddy
Premila Kumar
Joseph Nand
Viam Pillay
Inia Seruiratu
Mereseini Vuniwaqa
Sanjay Kirpal
Osea Naiqamu
Alvikh Maharaj
George Vegnathan
Semi Koroilavesau
Jone Usamate
Rohit Sharma
Ashneel Sudhakar
Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete
Selai Adimaitoga
Rosy Akbar
Jale Sigarara
Vijendra Prakash
Veena Bhatnagar
Alexander O’Connor
Doctor Salik Ram Govind
Sitiveni Rabuka
Lynda Tabuya
Teimumu Kepa
Mosese Bulitavu
Niko Nawaikula
Atonio Lalabalavu
Anare Jale
Peceli Vosanibola
Viliame Gavoka
Jese Saukuru
Simione Rasova
Ratu Suliano Matanitobua
Mitieli Bulanauca
Ro Filipe Tuisawau
Inosi Kuridrani
Mikaele Leawere
Aseri Radrodro
Salote Radrodro
Adi Litia Qionibaravi
Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu
Tevita Navurelevu
Biman Prasad
Pio Tikoduadua
Lenora Qereqeretabua

Fiji Media Election Result Links:[edit]

Fiji Village: http://35.189.35.10/2018/index.php

Fiji Sun: http://fijisun.com.fj/2018/11/15/fiji-elections-2018-official-results-2/

References[edit]

  1. ^ FEO Launches 2018 General Elections Publication Handbook Fiji Sun, 19 January 2018
  2. ^ Fiji PM Bainimarama's party leads provisional election count
  3. ^ "Six political parties to contest Fijian elections". RNZ. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Candidate numbers drawn". FBC. 18 October 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ Electoral system IPU
  6. ^ Electoral system for national legislature – Fiji IDEA
  7. ^ Talebula Kate (18 November 2018). "2018 General Election: FijiFirst secures 27 seats to form government". Fiji Times. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  8. ^ Talebula Kate (18 November 2018). "2018 General Election: SODELPA secures 21 seats". Fiji Times. Retrieved 18 November 2018.
  9. ^ Talebula Kate (18 November 2018). "2018 General Election: NFP trio to join Opposition". Fiji Times. Retrieved 18 November 2018.