Suva City (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Suva City 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 covered the central business district of Suva City.

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)
%
Ofa Duncan United General Party (UGP) 3,849 31.86 6,723 55.65
Kenneth Zinck Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 3,590 29.72 5,357 44.35
Viliame Gonelevu Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 1,510 12.50 ... ...
Mataiasi Ragigia Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,040 8.61 ... ...
Asenaca Bentley Fijian Association Party (FAP) 870 7.20 ... ...
Sokonibogi Francis Waqa Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 500 4.14 ... ...
Meli Vakarewakobau Independent 457 3.78 ... ...
Bhavik Waghela Independent 110 0.91 ... ...
Pramod Rae National Federation Party (NFP) 89 0.74 ... ...
Prince Vyas Muni Lakshman Coalition of Independent Nationals (COIN) 65 0.54 ... ...
Total 12,080 100.00 12,080 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Ofa Duncan New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 1,424 12.48 6,817 59.77
Viliame Sovalatilati Volavola Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 3,642 31.93 4,459 40.23
Tanasio Naqarase Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 3,007 26.34 ... ...
Timoci Tavanavanua Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,505 13.19 ... ...
Maan Singh National Federation Party 1,018 8.93 ... ...
Ropate Gabriel Sivo Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 505 4.43 ... ...
Moses Whippy Fijian Association Party (FAP) 215 1.88 ... ...
Manasa Dela Moce Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 90 0.79 ... ...
Total 11,406 100.00 11,405 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Misaele Weleilakeba Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 5,705 47.39 6,135 50.96
Tom Rickets Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 3,261 27.09 5,903 49.04
Ratu Epeli Ganilau National Alliance Party 1,763 14.65 ... ...
Attar Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 745 6.19 ... ...
Ofa Swann (née Duncan) Independent 341 2.83 ... ...
Tikotikoca Inoke Seru United Peoples Party (UPP) 223 1.85 ... ...
Total 12,038 100.00 12,038 100.00

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