Magodro (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Magodro 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 was located in Ba Province, 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).

In the 2001 election, Gyan Singh 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)
%
Jag Narain Sharma Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,968 46.30 9,940 66.05
Shiu Charan Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 3,927 26.09 5,109 33.95
Steven Pradeep Singh Party of National Unity (PANU) 2,538 16.86 ... ...
Epeli Navatoga Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,169 7.77 ... ...
Mosese Tuki Yasa Christian Democratic Alliance 447 2.97 ... ...
Total 15,049 100.00 15,049 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Gyan Singh Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,451 56.88
Vijay Lal National Federation Party (NFP) 3,212 24.52
Josaia Driso Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,463 18.60
Total 13,099 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Gyan Singh Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 9,000 58.01
Josese Drikalu Botitu Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 3,761 24.24
Davendra Naidu National Federation Party (NFP) 2,023 13.04
Vijay Lal National Alliance Party (NAPF) 731 4.71
Total 15,515 100.00

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