Ba West (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)
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Ba West Indian Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 19 communal constituencies reserved for Indo-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 52 seats, 27 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate covered the western part 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.
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).
|Ami Chand||Fiji Labour Party (FLP)||5,545||65.58|
|Vinod Patel||National Federation Party (NFP)||2,910||34.42|
|Gaffar Ahmed||Fiji Labour Party (FLP)||5,538||70.56|
|Vinod Patel||National Federation Party (NFP)||2,164||27.57|
|Keshwan Nair||New Labour Unity Party (NLUP)||147||1.87|
|Narendra Kumar Padarath||Fiji Labour Party (FLP)||7,229||87.31|
|Farouk Janeman||National Federation Party (NFP)||870||10.51|
|Maden Sen||Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL)||180||2.17|