Kadavu (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Kadavu 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 island of Kadavu and its outliers.

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 %
James Ah Koy Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 4,159 83.95
Emasi Qovu Fijian Association Party (FAP) 456 9.20
Alipate Vosawale Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 339 6.84
Total 4,954 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Konisi Yabaki Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,326 55.39
James Ah Koy Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,930 44.61
Total 4,326 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Konisi Yabaki Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 3,766 74.44
James Ah Koy Independent 1,191 23.54
Rupeni Drodroveivau Koroi Independent 57 1.13
Semesa Matanawa Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 57 0.89
Total 5,059 100.00

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