ElectionGudie

Aug. 25, 2001 Held

379,954
Voted
Fiji

Republic of Fiji

Election for Fijian House of Representatives

Results

81%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:379,954
Valid Votes:379,954
Invalid Votes:None

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Fiji Labor Party 27 None

Fiji United Party 31 None

National Federation Party 1 None

United General Party 1 None

New Labor Unity Party 2 None

Conservative Alliance Party 7 None

Independents 2 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 71 seats in the House of Representatives

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Ratu Josefa ILOILOVATU Uluivuda
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Laisenia QARASE
  • 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 United Party (SDL)
    • Leader: Lasenia QARASE
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 31
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 1
  • Party: Fiji Labor Party (FLP)
    • Leader: Mahendra CHAUDHRY
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 27
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: 37
  • Party: Conservative Alliance Party
    • Leader: George SPEIGHT
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 6
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: New Labor Unity Party (NLUP)
    • Leader: Dr. Tupeni BABA
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 2
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: National Federation Party (NFP)
    • Leader: Attar SINGH
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A
  • Party: United General Party (UGP)
    • Leader: John SANDAY
    • Seats won in this House of Representatives election: 1
    • Seats won in last House of Representatives election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • -Parliamentary elections were last held: May 11, 1999
    -Seats decided in the last election: 71

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 814,215 (2001)
  • Registered Voters: 468,772 (2001)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 400,458 (2001)

·         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: 4 (following the 2001 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: 122,132 (est.)