North East Urban (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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North East Fijian Urban Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 23 communal constituencies reserved for indigenous 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 48 seats, 23 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate was non-contiguous, covering the northern towns of Labasa and Savusavu.

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)
%
Isireli Leweniqila Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 3,812 37.44 5,418 53.22
Semi Seruvakula Fijian Association Party (FAP) 2,693 26.45 2,718 26.69
Taniela Tabu Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 2,032 19.96 2,046 20.09
Lasarusa Yehuda Ben-Zion Sovea Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 1,645 16.16 ... ...
Total 10,182 100.00 10,182 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Filimone Banuve Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 4,460 45.26 5,298 53.76
Metuisela Mua Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 1,904 19.32 2,122 21.53
Salote Raikolo Qalo Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 682 6.92 1,426 14.47
Timoci Gacece Naco New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 879 8.92 1,008 10.23
Sepesa Daunivalu Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 671 6.81 ... ...
Eroni Ratuwalesi Bagasau Namakadre Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 460 4.67 ... ...
Naipote Vere Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 432 4.38 ... ...
Netani Gucake Party of National Unity (PANU) 276 2.80 ... ...
Vilimaina Rakaseta Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 90 0.91 ... ...
Note that the SDL and the CAMV each fielded two candidates.
Total 9,854 100.00 9,854 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Nanise Nagusuca Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 11,545 84.55
Sainiana Rokovucago Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 1,357 9.93
Manasa Tugia Independent 353 2.59
Saimoni Raikuna National Alliance Party (NAPF) 338 2.45
Bogivitu Lotawa Independent 61 0.45
Total 13,654 100.00

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