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List of political parties in Fiji

This article lists political parties in Fiji.

Prior to the 2006 Fijian coup d'état Fiji had a multi-party system, with numerous parties in which no one party had a chance of gaining power alone, forcing parties to work with each other to form coalition governments.

In January 2013 the military regime promulgated new regulations governing the registration of political parties.[1] Parties are required to have 5,000 financial members, obey a code of conduct, and be named in the English language.[2] The existing 16 registered parties were required to re-register under the new rules, but only two - the Fiji Labour Party and the National Federation Party - did so. The rest were dissolved on February 15, 2013 and their assets forfeited to the government.[3]

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Current partiesEdit

Registered partiesEdit

Party Acronym /
Abbreviation
Leader Seats
in Parliament
(2014)
Ideology
Fiji First Party FijiFirst Voreqe Bainimarama 32 Multi-ethnic unity,

Secularism, "Socio-economic Modernisation"

Fiji Labour Party FLP Mahendra Pal Chaudhry Left-wing
Freedom Alliance FAP Jagath Karunaratne
HOPE HOPE Tupou Draunidalo
National Federation Party NFP Biman Prasad 3 Social democracy, Third way
Social Democratic Liberal Party SODELPA Sitiveni Rabuka 15 Ethnic nationalism, Conservatism, Christian right
Unity Fiji Party UFP Savenaca Narube

Historical partiesEdit

Political parties that have played a pivotal role in the past, but are now defunct.

Coalitions and electoral alliancesEdit

  • People's Coalition - an electoral alliance consisting of the Fiji Labour Party, the Fijian Association Party, and the Party of National Unity, which won the 1999 elections.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael Field (2013-01-16). "Fiji regime cracks down on political parties". Stuff. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  2. ^ "Political Parties". Fiji Elections Office. Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2013-01-28.
  3. ^ Tevita Vuibau (2013-02-15). "Forfeiture". Fiji Times. Retrieved 2013-02-15.