Yasawa Nawaka (Open Constituency, Fiji)

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Yasawa Nawaka 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 comprised the Yasawa Islands and a western portion of the main island of Viti 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
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Gunasagaran Gounder Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,576 46.53 9,453 66.88
Jai Ram Reddy National Federation Party (NFP) 4,651 32.91 4,681 33.12
Eroni Lewaqai Party of National Unity (PANU) 1,805 12.77 ... ...
Jone Nalewatobo Christian Democratic Alliance (VLV) 1,078 7.63 ... ...
Takorua Sisa Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 24 0.17 ... ...
Total 14,134 100.00 14,134 100.00

2001[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes
(primary)
% Votes
(final)
%
Perumal Mupnar Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,235 49.29 6,927 54.76
Bal Subramani Dass National Federation Party 2,722 21.52 3,235 25.57
Takorua Sisa Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 2,434 19.24 2,488 19.67
Taniela Waipanu Independent 719 5.68 ... ...
Mohammed Shorab Khan New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 540 4.27 ... ...
Total 12,650 100.00 12,650 100.00

2006[edit]

Candidate Political party Votes %
Adi Sivia Qoro Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,858 50.30
Saimoni Naivalu Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 4,163 26.48
Bal Subramani National Federation Party (NFP) 2,772 17.74
Mataiasi Saukuru Party of National Unity (PANU) 769 4.92
Dewa Nand Independent 60 0.38
Total 15,622 100.00

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