Viti Levu East Maritime (Indian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

Viti Levu East Maritime Indian Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 19 communal constituencies reserved for Indo-Fijians. Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. (Of the remaining 52 seats, 27 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate covered eastern areas of the main island of Viti Levu.

The 2013 Constitution promulgated by the Military-backed interim government abolished all constituencies and established a form of proportional representation, with the entire country voting as a single electorate.

Election resultsEdit

In the following tables, the primary vote refers to first-preference votes cast. The final vote refers to the final tally after votes for low-polling candidates have been progressively redistributed to other candidates according to pre-arranged electoral agreements (see electoral fusion), which may be customized by the voters (see instant run-off voting).

1999Edit

Candidate Political party Votes %
Krishna Chand Sharma Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,011 62.69
Dhirendra Kumar National Federation Party (NFP) 2,387 37.31
Total 6,398 100.00

2001Edit

Candidate Political party Votes %
Sanjeet Chand Maharaj Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,066 66.46
Dhirendra Kumar National Federation Party (NFP) 1,487 24.31
Satya Silanind Independent 565 9.24
Total 6,118 100.00

2006Edit

Candidate Political party Votes %
Sanjeet Chand Maharaj Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 4,744 78.39
Bhima Sami National Federation Party (NFP) 946 15.63
Jayant Prasad Maharaj Independent 200 3.30
Akmal Ellyas Ali Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 167 2.76
Total 6,052 100.00

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