Tailevu North (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Tailevu North Fijian Provincial 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 covered northern areas of Tailevu Province.

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)
%
Savenaca Tokainavo Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 1,494 20.06 3,995 ...
Josefa Seruilagilagi Fijian Association Party (FAP) 3,398 45.62 3,454 46.37
Iliesa Duvuloco Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 1,814 24.35 ... ...
Ifereimi Ravoka Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 743 9.97 ... ...
Total 7,449 100.00 7,449 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
George Speight [1] Conservative Alliance (CAMV) 3,232 47.59 3,489 51.38
Simione Naiduki Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,415 35.56 2,445 36.00
Serupepeli Naqase Independent 459 6.76 499 7.34
Sitiveni Kaila Tuvou New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 345 5.08 358 5.27
Joeli Baledrokadroka Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 340 5.01 ... ...
Total 6,791 100.00 6,791 100.00
[1] Note that George Speight was elected under his Fijian name, Ilikimi Naitini.

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Samisoni Tikoinasau Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 6,281 80.90
Iliesa Duvuloco Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP) 1,171 15.08
Laisiasa Cabenalevu Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 312 4.02
Total 7,764 100.00

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