Lautoka Rural (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Lautoka 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 rural hinterland of Lautoka City in the west of the main island of Viti 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 %
Anand Kumar Singh Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 5,422 65.92
Asmat Khan National Federation Party (NFP) 2,387 34.08
Total 8,225 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Udit Narayan Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 5,205 71.08
Vishwa Nandan National Federation Party (NFP) 2,104 28.73
Naren Prasad Germit Heritage Party (GHP) 14 0.19
Total 7,323 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Udit Narayan Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,832 77.18
Naren Prasad National Federation Party (NFP) 1,643 18.56
Mohammed Shameem Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 252 2.85
Deo Kumar National Alliance Party (NAPF) 125 1.41
Total 8,852 100.00

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