ElectionGudie

May 8, 1999 Held

390,877
Voted
Fiji

Republic of Fiji

Election for Fijian House of Representatives

Results

89%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:390,877
Valid Votes:390,877
Invalid Votes:0

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

United General Party 2 None

Fijian Association Party 10 None

Party of National Unity 4 None

Fiji Labour Party 37 None

Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party 2 None

Soqosoqo ni Vakatulewa ni Taukei 8 None

Christian Democratic Party 3 None

Independents 5 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 71 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ratu Sir Kamisese MARA
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Sitiveni RABUKA
  • Assembly: Fiji has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 34 seats and the House of Representatives with 71 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by the Great Council of Chiefs to serve a 5-year term.
  • Prime Minister is appointed by the president.
  • In the Senate, 24 members are appointed by the president on the advice of the Great Council of Chiefs, 9 members are appointed by the president and 1 members are appointed by the council of Rotuma. In the House of Representatives 71 members are elected by a majority system with preferential vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Fiji Labour Party (FLP)
    • Leader: Mahendra CHAUDHRY
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 37
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 7
  • Party: Fijian Association Party (FAP)
    • Leader: Adi Kuini SPEED
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 10
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 5
  • Party: Soqosoqo ni Vakatulewa ni Taukei (SVT)
    • Leader: Sitivini RABUKA
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 8
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 31
  • Party: Party of National Unity (PANU)****
    • Leader: Apisai TORA
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 4
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Christian Democratic Party (VLV)
    • Leader: Poseci BUNE
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 3
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: United General Party (UGP)
    • Leader: David PICKERING
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 0
  • Party: Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP)
    • Leader: Sakeasi BUTADROKA
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1

**** PANU was formed after the last election.

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on February 18-25, 1994.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 806,494 (1999)
  • Registered Voters: 450,000 ( approx.)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 396,960 (1999)

·         Is Fiji a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Fiji ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (28 August 1995)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (following the 1999 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 90 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A

Disability Data:

·         Is Fiji a signatory to CRPD: Yes (2 June 2010)

·         Has Fiji ratified CRPD: No

·         Population with a disability: 120,974 (est.)