Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Final results of Fiji Election




Party Abbreviation Seats

Soqosoqo Duavata Ni Lewenivanua SDL 36

Fiji Labour Party FLP 31
Independents IND 2
United People's Party UPP 2

Presumably the two Independents will go with SDL and perhaps the United People's Party will go with Labour.


SDL finishes on top with 36 seats

Thursday May 18, 2006
Counting of ballot papers of all 71 constituencies in Fiji has ended with the final seat - Serua Navosa Open constituency going to SDL's Jone Navakamocea who won on the seventh count with 10,143 votes. In second was FLP's Peniasi Dakua who managed to scope 7,638 votes.

The SDL finishes the general elections on top with 36 seats while the FLP comes in at a close second with 31 seats.

The other four seats went to the Independents and the UPP at two a piece.
Fijilive

5 comments:

adisenitoa said...

bula!

And so we awoke this morning feeling great that we went to the polls and the results have shown what majority of the people in Fiji want- rather who we want to lead us- then the morning stillness is broken by sputterings from our FMF commander giving his tuppence worth about the elections & all and sundry!

That aside- we are all okay here- thank you for asking- it could be worse you know!

adisenitoa said...

For the GE 2006 voter stats and a breakdown of how the votes went you can log into the elections office website- www.elections.gov.fj

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

Yes, Adi Senitoa, I heard the audio on Fiji Village this morning of what FB had to say. Unbelievable! I'm sure that many of the army guys voted in whichever way they wanted and were not obsessively against Qarase! Oops, when we started this blog we intended NOT to talk about politics!
W.

laminar_flow said...

Wendy you said the "p" word!

S.D.L 37
F.L.P 31

Back to square one. Might as well the elections did not happen, cause nothing radically changed in Parliament.

R.T.U Bill that was mentioned as the first Bills for the new government to take to parliament. To pass, S.D.L needs 2/3 of parliment votes.

Amendment of the 1997 constitution another proposal by S.D.L needs 2/3 votes too.

Peceli and Wendy's Blog said...

That's a fair comment. Not much has changed.
It will be interesting to see if Qarase's team can really sit and talk together with opposition members as ministers. In my opinion, it will be very difficult. Bear in mind the very strong differences of view. Solid views that may take years to change. The confrontational style is the way of life for many people and it gets nowhere but it is hard to change in Fiji.
Time will tell if it is possible to get a two-thirds majority to pass those bills. The Constitution does have errors.
A lot of prayer is needed for Fiji.
Peceli