Speaker of the House of Representatives of Fiji

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The Speaker was the presiding officer of the Fijian House of Representatives. At its first session following a general election, the House members elected a Speaker and a Deputy Speaker. With a view to ensuring impartiality, the Speaker was not allowed to be a member of the House, though he was required to qualify for membership. The Deputy Speaker, however, was elected from among members of the House.

The office of Speaker was an essential feature of the parliamentary system, and has proved to be the most durable of all the Westminster parliamentary traditions.

In the 2013 Constitution, the House of Representatives was abolished, and replaced by a single chamber Parliament.

List of Speakers of the House of Representatives of Fiji (1972–2013)[edit]

# Speaker Political Party Term of office
1 No image.png R. D. Patel National Federation Party 1972–1976
2 No image.png Sir Vijay R. Singh Alliance Party 1976–1977
3 No image.png Mosese Qionibaravi Alliance Party 1977–1982
4 No image.png Tomasi Vakatora Alliance Party 1982–1987
5 No image.png Militoni Leweniqila Alliance Party 1987
vacant 1987–1992
6 No image.png Dr. Apenisa Kurisaqila Fijian Political Party 1992–2000
vacant 2000–2001
7 Epeli Nailatikau 2014.jpg Ratu Epeli Nailatikau Independent 2001–2006
8 No image.png Pita Nacuva United Fiji Party 2006
vacant 2006–2013
abolished 2013–Present

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