Nadi (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Nadi 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 the western 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).

1999[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Pradhuman Raniga Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,559 42.91 11,773 66.84
Manjuwati Verma National Federation Party (NFP) 5,653 32.09 5,841 33.16
Apisai Tora Party of National Unity (PANU) 3,061 17.38 ... ...
Jopeni Vatunitu Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 1,185 6.73 ... ...
Makelesi Lutuciri Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 156 0.89 ... ...
Total 17,614 100.00 17,614 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Prem Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 3,170 21.70 7,344 50.28
Krishna Prasad Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,245 42.75 7,262 49.72
Inia Latidreketi Tueli Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,149 14.71 ... ...
Miliakere Moce Protector of Fiji (BKV) 1,230 8.42 ... ...
Shri Venkanna Chetty New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 814 5.57 ... ...
Arthur Sowani Party of National Unity (PANU) 673 4.61 ... ...
Auvind Deo Singh Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 325 2.22 ... ...
Total 14,607 100.00 14,607 100.00
Note: On 8 February 2002 the High Court ruled that more than a thousand votes, most of them for Prasad, had been wrongly invalidated, and awarded the seat to Prasad.

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Amjad Ali Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 8,630 46.43 9,688 52.13
Shyam Sundaram Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 5,432 29.23 6,222 33.48
Prem Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 2,645 14.23 2,676 14.40
Kamenieli Nawaqavonovono Party of National Unity (PANU) 476 6.44 2.56 ...
Ratu Jeremaia Lewaravu Independent 392 2.11 ... ...
Josephine Raikuna Williams United Peoples Party (UPP) 389 2.09 ... ...
Arvind Deo Singh Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 237 1.23 ... ...
Josefa Samudunatua Vatunitu Independent 168 0.90 ... ...
Pravin Jamieson Independent 96 0.52 ... ...
Ratu Vero Naovuka Qoro Independent 65 0.35 ... ...
Rajendra Kumar Independent 56 0.30 ... ...
Total 18,586 100.00 18,586 100.00

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