List of political parties in Fiji

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This article lists political parties in Fiji.

Prior to the 2006 Fijian coup d'état Fiji had a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party had a chance of gaining power alone, forcing parties to work with each other to form coalition governments.

In January 2013 the military regime promulgated new regulations governing the registration of political parties.[1] Parties are required to have 5,000 financial members, obey a code of conduct, and be named in the English language.[2] The existing 16 registered parties were required to re-register under the new rules, but only two - the Fiji Labour Party and the National Federation Party - did so. The rest were dissolved on February 15, 2013 and their assets forfeited to the government.[3]

Current parties[edit]

Registered parties[edit]

Party Leader Description
Fiji First Party Voreqe Bainimarama FijiFirst is a national movement dedicated to the service of the nation and to the advancement of the well-being of the Fijian people.[4]
Fiji Labour Party Mahendra Pal Chaudhry
Fiji United Freedom Party Jagath Karunaratne The party aims to provide a platform for youth.
National Federation Party Dr.Biman Prasad The party focuses on economic and social prosperity of the nation as a whole.[5]
Peoples Democratic Party Felix Anthony
Social Democratic Liberal Party Ro Teimumu Kepa

Historical parties[edit]

Political parties that have played a pivotal role in the past, but are now defunct.

Coalitions and electoral alliances[edit]

  • People's Coalition - an electoral alliance consisting of the Fiji Labour Party, the Fijian Association Party, and the Party of National Unity, which won the 1999 elections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Michael Field (2013-01-16). "Fiji regime cracks down on political parties". Stuff. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  2. ^ "Political Parties". Fiji Elections Office. Retrieved 2013-01-28. 
  3. ^ Tevita Vuibau (2013-02-15). "Forfeiture". Fiji Times. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ https://fijifirst.com/what-we-stand-for/
  5. ^ http://nfpfiji.com/our-vision/

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