Nadi Rural (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Nadi Rural 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 the City of Nadi 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).


Candidate Political party Votes %
Shiu Sharan Sharma Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 5,395 66.09
Dewendra Pratap National Federation Party (NFP) 2,768 33.91
Total 8,163 100.00


Candidate Political party Votes %
Gunasagaran Gounder Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 5,351 68.79
Surendra Kumar National Federation Party (NFP) 2,295 29.50
Ram Vinod New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 133 1.71
Total 7,779 100.00


Candidate Political party Votes %
Perumal Mupnar Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,825 71.91
Kama Waddi Raju National Federation Party (NFP) 2,528 26.64
Armogam Sami Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 138 1.45
Total 9,491 100.00