Labasa (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Labasa 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 Town of Labasa, the largest urban centre 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 %
Muthu Swamy Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,037 50.07
Keshwan Padayachi National Federation Party (NFP) 1,756 21.78
Sanju Reddy FGWC 1,181 14.65
Charan Jeath Singh UNLP 814 10.10
Pradeep Singh Independent 237 2.94
Vinod Prasad Fijian Association Party (FAP) 37 0.46
Total 8,062 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
James Shri Krishna Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 5,113 73.81
Sushil Chand Ram National Federation Party (NFP) 1,333 19.24
Edward Rajendra Nagaiya New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 364 5.25
Aleem Shah AIM 76 1.10
Gaya Prasad Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 41 0.59
Total 6,927 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Kamlesh Reddy Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,813 84.14
Jaiwant Kris Arulappan National Federation Party (NFP) 1,137 14.04
Subrail Gounder Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 147 1.82
Total 8,097 100.00

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