Ba East (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Ba East Fijian Provincial Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 23 communal constituencies reserved for indigenous Fijians. Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. (Of the remaining 48 seats, 23 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate covered the eastern areas of Ba Province.

The 2013 Constitution promulgated by the Military-backed interim government abolished all constituencies and established a form of proportional representation, with the entire country voting as a single electorate.

is an electoral division of Fiji, one of 23 communal constituencies reserved for indigenous Fijians. (Of the remaining 48 seats, 23 are reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, are elected by universal suffrage).

Election results[edit]

In the following tables, the primary vote refers to first-preference votes cast. The final vote refers to the final tally after votes for low-polling candidates have been progressively redistributed to other candidates according to pre-arranged electoral agreements (see electoral fusion), which may be customized by the voters (see instant run-off voting).

In the 1999 election, Ponipate Lesavua won with more than 50 percent of the primary vote; therefore, there was no redistribution of preferences.

1999[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Ponipate Lesavua Party of National Unity (PANU) 4,413 52.55
Isimeli Bose Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 2,932 34.91
Joti Naliva Naisau Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 578 6.88
Pauliasi Matawalu Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 475 5.66
Total 8,398 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Epeli Seavula Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 1,670 21.28 4,602 58.65
Ponipate Lesavua Party of National Unity (PANU) 1,987 25.33 3,244 41.35
Paulo Ralulu New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 1,556 19.83 ... ...
Ratu Tevita Momoedonu Protector of Fiji (BKV) 1,554 19.81 ... ...
Ratu Totivi Bokini Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,079 13.75 ... ...
Total 7,846 100.00 7,846 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Paulo Ralulu Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 5,528 60.43
Ponipate Lesavua Party of National Unity (PANU) 2,888 31.57
Apimeleki Nabaro National Federation Party (NFP) 732 8.00
Total 9,148 100.00

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