Labasa (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Labasa 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. The electorate covered the largest Town 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 %
Nareish Kumar Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,043 51.84
Bijen Prasad Ram National Federation Party (NFP) 4,516 33.24
Chitra Singh (UNLP) 1051 7.74
Sakeo Tuiwainikai Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 975 7.18
Total 13,585 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Poseci Bune Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,744 58.93
Narend Naidu National Federation Party (NFP) 1,777 15.53
Semesa Matanawa Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 1,055 9.22
Seru Kaumaitotoya Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SDL) 807 7.05
Peter Nand New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 753 6.58
Semi Luta Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 274 2.39
Sakiusa Lorima Party of the Truth (POTT) 35 0.31
Total 11,445 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Poseci Bune Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 8,066 62.19
Timoci Bulitavu Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 3,015 23.25
Raman Pratap Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 1,266 9.76
Gonelevu Siteri Nai National Alliance Party (NAPF) 273 2.10
Sailosi Semi Lutua Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 265 2.04
Mohammed Sharif Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 80 0.62
Koresi Matatolu National Alliance Party (NAPF) 5 0.04
Total 12,970 100.00

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