ElectionGudie

May 6, 2006 Held

421,468
Voted
Fiji

Republic of Fiji

Election for Fijian House of Representatives

Results

80%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:421,468
Valid Votes:383,855
Invalid Votes:37,613

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Fiji Labour Party 31 None

United Fiji Party 36 None

United People's Party 2 None

Independents 2 None

More Info:

Fiji: Parliamentary Election, 6 May 2006

At stake in this election:

  • 71 seats in Parliament

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: Ratu Josefa ILOILO
  • Head of Government: Frank BAINIMARAMA
  • Assembly: Fiji has a bicameral Parliament consisting of the Senate with 34 Seats and the House of the Representatives with 71.

Description of electoral system:

  • 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 member is 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.

Last Election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held on 25 August 2001. In that election, The Fijian United Party won 31 seats and the Fiji Labour Party won 27. The Conservative Alliance won 7, the New Labour Unity Party won 2, and the United General Party and National Federation Party each took 1. Additionally, 2 independent candidates won seats.

Main candidates in the election:

  • Fijian United Party
    • Leader: Peceli KINIVUWAI
    • Seats won in last election: 31
  • Fiji Labour Party
    • Leader: Mahendra CHAUDHRY
    • Seats won in last election: 27
  • United People’s Party
    • Leader: Mick BEDDOES
    • Seats won in last election: 0
  • Independents
    • Seats won in last election: 2

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 909,389 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 479,674 (2006)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 447,624 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Fiji a signatory to CEDAW: N/A

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

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 8 (11.27%)

·         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: 136,408