Bua (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Bua 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 Bua Province, on the northern island of Vanua Levu.

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.

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).

1999[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Mitieli Bulanauca Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 3,027 54.74
Beato Ratuloco Coalition of Independent Nationals (COIN) 1,149 20.78
Aminiasi Turaga Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,111 20.09
Jonasa Vueti Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 243 4.39
Total 5,530 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Josateki Vula Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 3,205 61.08
Mitieli Bulanauca Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,049 38.92
Total 5,264 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Mitieli Bulanauca Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 4,321 80.65
Selaima Kalouniviti Veisamasama Independent 684 12.77
Etonia Bose Independent 207 3.86
Josateki Vula Independent 146 2.72
Total 5,358 100.00

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