Nadi Urban (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Nadi Urban 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 City of Nadi in the western part of the main island of Viti Levu, and included Nadi International Airport, Fiji's main airport.

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 %
Amjad Ali Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,829 65.69
Dorsami Naidu National Federation Party (NFP) 3,567 34.31
Total 10,396 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Amjad Ali Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,169 69.57
Dorsami Naidu National Federation Party (NFP) 2,649 29.45
Suresh Chandra Verma New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 178 0.98
Total 8,996 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Gunasagaran Gounder Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 8,108 76.06
Sushila Rameshwar National Federation Party (NFP) 2,151 20.18
Mohammed Zarib Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 266 2.50
Kamlesh Prasad Independent 120 1.13
Sanmogam Naidu Sanu Independent 15 0.14
Total 10,660 100.00

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