Vanua Levu West (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Vanua Levu West 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 Bua Province and other western areas of the northern island of Vanua Levu.

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 %
Anup Kumar Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,630 61.39
Biman Chand Prasad National Federation Party (NFP) 2,912 38.61
Total 7,542 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Surendra Lal Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,332 65.20
Raman Pratap Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 1,765 26.57
Sadiq Mohammed New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 315 4.74
Dildar Shah AIM 201 3.03
Raj Pranay Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 31 0.47
Total 6,118 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Surendra Lal Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,886 73.75
Charan Jeath Singh National Alliance Party (NAPF) 950 14.34
Suvenay Kumar Basawaiya National Federation Party (NFP) 708 10.69
Bijay Prasad Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 48 0.72
Suresh Chand National Alliance Party (NAPF) 33 0.50
Total 6,625 100.00

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