Lomaivuna Namosi Kadavu (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Lomaivuna Namosi Kadavu 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 covered the island of Kadavu and the southern part 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).

In the 2001 election, Ted Young won with more than 50 percent of the primary vote; therefore, there was no redistribution of preferences.

1999[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Konisi Yabaki Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 7,219 47.92 8,628 57.28
Ted Young Fijian Association Party (FAP) 4,472 29.69 4,754 31.56
Vuli Meli Titoko Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 1,428 9.48 1,682 11.17
Samu Konataci Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 1,260 8.36 ... ...
Isikeli Nasoga Independent 685 4.55 ... ...
Total 15,064 100.00 15,064 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Ted Young Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 8,761 64.95
Ratu Samuela Nawalowalo Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 4,728 35.05
Total 13,489 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Ted Young Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 11,817 73.02
Mitieli Baleivanualala Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 2,972 18.36
Peter Asiga Lee Independent 1,395 8.62
Total 16,184 100.00

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