Bua Macuata West (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Bua Macuata West Open is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 25 open constituencies that were elected by universal suffrage (the remaining 46 seats, called communal constituencies, were allocated by ethnicity). Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. It was located in the western part of 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
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Manoa Bale Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,244 27.62 9,290 60.45
Filimone Ralogaivau Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 5,898 38.38 6,078 39.55
Meli Bulitiliva Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 4,388 28.55 ... ...
Josefa Rusaqoli Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 457 2.97 ... ...
Ramesh Chand (UNLP) 363 2.36 ... ...
Rameshwar Prasad National Federation Party 18 0.12 ... ...
Total 15,368 100.00 15,368 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Isireli Tuvuki Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) [1] 3,178 21.96 7,576 52.28
Ratu Josefa Dimuri Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 5,501 38.00 6,908 47.72
Evia Varani Sailo Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 3,381 23.36 ... ...
Rameshwar Prasad National Federation Party 1,346 9.30 ... ...
Prasad Jamuna New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 562 3.88 ... ...
Josefa Rusaqoli Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 331 2.29 ... ...
Manoj Singh (AIM) 176 1.22 ... ...
Total 14,476 100.00 14,475 100.00
[1] Note that the SDL nominated not one but two candidates for this constituency.

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Ratu Josefa Dimuri Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 8,307 54.40
Lemeki Qalibau Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,618 30.24
Josefa Cavu National Alliance Party (NAPF) 939 6.15
Josefa Rusaqoli National Federation Party (NFP) 565 3.70
Suliasi Saraqia Independent 528 3.46
Isireli Tuvuki Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 235 1.54
Hazrat Ali National Alliance Party (NAPF) 48 0.31
Vitori Cavalevu National Alliance Party (NAPF) 30 0.20
Total 15,270 100.00

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