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On 6 December 2006, the democratically elected Government of Fiji was replaced following a military takeover. Shortly thereafter, the Parliament of Fiji was suspended. At the time, the Parliament of Fiji comprised two houses - the 71-member, elected House of Representatives and the 32 member, appointed Senate. The 2006 Parliament had 8 women elected to the House of Representatives and 5 women appointed to the Senate.  

In September 2013, the President of Fiji assented to the country’s new constitution. The role and powers of the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji is outlined in Chapter 3 of the 2013 Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, most notably a change in the parliamentary system from a previously Bi-cameral legislature with 103 members (71 members in the House of Representatives and 32 in the House of Senate) to a Uni-cameral legislature of 50 members.

As of the last official census carried out in 2007 by the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, the country's population totalled 837,271.

The Government of Fiji held its general elections on Wednesday 17th September 2014 where Members of Parliament were elected through an Open List proportional representation voting system, with one national constituency. Political parties and Independent candidates must now reach a minimum of 5% national threshold to be eligible for a seat in Parliament. The Fiji Electoral Decree (2012) governs the registration of Voters, and the Political Parties decree (2013)outlines the registration, conduct, funding, and disclosures of political parties in Fiji. 7 Political Parties fulfilled the requirements under the Political Parties decree to register and contest the 2014 general elections as well as two independent candidates (one of whom was female). A commendable number of 44 female candidates (17.7%) out of the total number of 248 candidates stood in the 2014 general elections.

Under the 2013 Constitution, the voting age was reduced to 18 years. The Fiji Elections office registered a total of 591,101[1] voters, of which 500, 078 cast their vote (85% voter turn out). Following the official announcement of the Fiji election results on 21st September 2014, the FijiFirst political party pooled 59.2% of votes cast, securing 32 seats in Parliament. The Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) received 28.2% of votes cast, securing 15 seats, whilst the National Federation party received 5.5% of votes cast, securing them 3 seats in Parliament.

 


[1] Figure submitted by Fiji Elections office on 21 October 2014





 

Past National Women Candidate

Current National Women MPs
Past National Women MPs
Roshika Deo
Party: Independent
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Dr. Jiko Fatafehi Luveni
Party: FijiFirst
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Speaker of the House of Parliament (Dr. Luveni was nominated by the Government and unanimously elected by MPs. The position of Speaker is not a Member of Parliament)

Koleta Marama Sivivatu
Party: FijiFirst
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Adi Laisa Balavu Tora
Party: FijiFirst
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Luisa Waqanika
Party: FijiFirst
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Laisa Bale
Party: Fiji Labor Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Pasepa Rosarine Lagi
Party: Fiji Labor Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Lavinia Kau Padarath
Party: Fiji Labor Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Monica Nalini Raghwan
Party: Fiji Labor Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Paulini Waqaniboro
Party: Fiji Labor Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Anishni Chand
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Ansu Lata
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Sant Kumari Murti
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Dr. Eci Kikau Nabalarua
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Leba Seni Lutu Nabou
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Kalisi Makaba Ratuwara
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Shiromani Priscilla Singh
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Fay Evangeline Volatabu
Party: National Federation Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Nanise Vunisere Kasami Nagusuca
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Penina Banaqaqa Fenton Ravulo
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Losena Moce Salabula
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Dr. Mere Tuisalalo Samisoni
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Vane Masisavuna Baleiloa Koroi Seruvakula
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Asenaca Toga Batikara
Party: One Fiji Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Akosita Fine Tagi Ditoka
Party: One Fiji Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Makereta Rosi
Party: One Fiji Party
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Nazia Nisha Khan
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Adi Varanisese Tavaiqia Ligalevu
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Surujmati Parama Nand
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Adi Sivia Qoro
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Adi Sivo L. Ravuwale
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Lynda Diseru Tabuya
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Mereoni Tuvou
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Amele Wabale
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Sulochna Wati
Party: People’s Democratic Party (PDP)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Laisani Rokorainima Qaqaniliwa
Party: Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
Electorate: Fiji
Province: N/A
Political Status: Nominated Candidate

Current Sub-National Women

Past Sub-National Women
Past Sub-National Women Candidate
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