Vuda (Open Constituency, Fiji)

Vuda Open is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 25 open constituencies that were elected by universal suffrage (the remaining 46 seats, called communal constituencies, were allocated by ethnicity). Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. It was located in Ba Province, in the western part 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).


Candidate Political party Votes %
Ratu Tevita Momoedonu Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 8,978 57.71
Sayed Khaiyaum National Federation Party (NFP) 4,096 26.33
Reyama Natakele Loa Party of National Unity (PANU) 2,410 15.49
Sikeli Malo Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT) 73 0.47
Total 15,557 100.00


Candidate Political party Votes %
Vijay Singh Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,569 57.69
Zainul Abidean Koya Protector of Fiji (BKV) 2,500 19.06
Swani Kumar Maharaj National Federation Party (NFP) 1,703 12.98
Brijbhukhan Dalpat Rathod New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 879 6.70
Ponipate Qoro Nasilasila Party of National Unity (PANU) 468 3.57
Total 13,119 100.00


Candidate Political party Votes %
Felix Anthony Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 9,745 62.16
Mohammed Yusuf Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 4,435 28.29
Narend Kumar National Federation Party (NFP) 1,267 8.08
Viliame Rakuli Party of National Unity (PANU) 177 1.13
Aca Tuigaloa Saukuru Independent 54 0.34
Total 15,678 100.00