HOPE (Fijian political party)

HOPE (Humanity Opportunity Prosperity Equality) is a political party in Fiji. The party is led by former National Federation Party president Tupou Draunidalo, and supports multiculturalism, a higher minimum wage,[2] and the de-politicisation of the office of Attorney-General.[3]

Humanity Opportunity Prosperity Equality
AbbreviationHOPE
LeaderTupou Draunidalo
PresidentTupou Draunidalo[1]
FounderTupou Draunidalo
FoundedJuly 2018
Political positionCentre to centre-left
Colours Cyan
MPs in the Parliament of Fiji
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The party was formed in March 2017 and immediately began campaigning for signatures for registration.[4][5] It applied for registration as a political party on July 4, 2018, and was registered on July 26.[6][7]

The party ran 28 candidates in the 2018 elections, 18 of which were women. It was the only Fijian party running a majority of female candidates.[8] It ruled out forming a coalition with the Social Democratic Liberal Party, as the party is led by 1987 coup leader Sitiveni Rabuka.[9]

The party failed to win any seats, winning only 2,811 votes.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Draunidalo, Tupou (6 October 2018). "Vote2018: Draunidalo – Teach Our Young People Fiji's Political History". Retrieved 30 May 2021.
  2. ^ Iva Danford (29 September 2018). "Draunidalo stresses that they will implement $10 minimum wage rate if they form govt". Fiji Village. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  3. ^ Nasik Swami (21 August 2018). "HOPE plans to review role of A-G". Fiji Times. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  4. ^ Arieta Vakasukawaqa (2 March 2017). "Proposed HOPE Sets Out Its Mission". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  5. ^ Selita Bolanavanua (5 March 2017). "Draunidalo To Lead Proposed Party". Fiji Sun. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  6. ^ "'HOPE' REGISTERED AS POLITICAL PARTY". Fijian Elections Office. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  7. ^ "'HOPE' Has Been Registered As Fiji's Latest Political Party". Fiji Sun. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Six political parties to contest Fijian elections". RNZ. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  9. ^ Arvind Kumar (31 August 2018). "Rabuka personifies coup culture in Fiji, says Hope Party leader". Stuff. Retrieved 16 October 2018.