Fijian general election, 2018
All 51 seats in the Parliament of Fiji
26 seats needed for a majority
|Turnout||458,570 (72%) 12.6%|
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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.
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.
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.|
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.
|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|
|Fiji Labour Party||2,800||0.62||-1.73||0||0|
|Source: Fiji Village|
Fiji Media Election Result Links:
Fiji Village: http://22.214.171.124/2018/index.php
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