IFES

Dec. 14, 2022 Confirmed

Fiji

Republic of Fiji

Election for Fijian House of Representatives

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At Stake in this Election:        

  • 51 members of the Parliament of Fiji 

Government Structure: 

  • Chief of State: President Wiliame KATONIVERE 

  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Frank BAINIMARAMA 

  • Assembly: Unicameral Parliament with 51 members 

Electoral System: 

  • The President is appointed by Parliament for a three-year term. 

  • The Prime Minister is the leader of the majority party in Parliament.  

  • Members of the Parliament of Fiji are elected from a single nationwide constituency by open-list proportional representation with an electoral threshold of 5%. Seats are allocated using the d'Hondt method. Members are elected to a four-year term.  

Main Parties in this Election:  

  • FijiFirst 

  • Leader: Frank BAINIMARAMA 

  • Seats won in last election: 27 

  • Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) 

  • Leader: Viliame GAVOKA 

  • Seats won in last election: 21 

  • National Federation Party (NFP) 

  • Leader: Biman PRASAD 

  • Seats won in last election: 3 

  • All Peoples Party 

  • Leader: Tuloma Tutani TAWAIVUNA 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

  • Fiji Labour Party 

  • Leader: Mahendra P CHAUDHRY 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 

  • New Generation Party 

  • Leader: Fredrick KATAIWAI 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

  • Social Democratic Liberal Party 

  • Leader: Sitiveni Ligamamada RABUKA 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

  • Unity Fiji 

  • Leader : Savenaca NARUBE 

  • Seats won in last election: 0 

  • We Unite Fiji Party 

  • Leader: Jolame VOSAILAGI 

  • Seats won in last election: N/A 

Population and Registered Voters: 

  • Population: 943,737 (2022 est.)

  • Registered Voters: 689,974 (2022)2

Gender Data: 

  • Female Population: 461,181 (2022 est.)3 

  • Is Fiji a signatory to CEDAW: No 

  • Has Fiji ratified CEDAW: Yes (Accession) (28 Aug 1995)

  • Gender Quota: None 

  • Number of Female Legislators (prior to election): 10 out of 51 (19.6%)

  • Human Development Index (HDI) Position: Rank 93 at 0.7436 

  • Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: N/A 

Disability Data: 

  • Is Fiji a signatory to CRPD: Yes (02 Jun 2010)

  • Has Fiji ratified CRPD: Yes (07 Jun 2017)

  • Population with a disability: 136,408 (2022 est.)9

IFES Resources: 

  • Does IFES have a presence in Fiji: Yes, Programming10

 

1. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/fiji/#people-and-society 

2. https://www.feo.org.fj

3. https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/fiji/#people-and-society

4. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

5. https://data.ipu.org/women-ranking?month=6&year=2022 

6. https://hdr.undp.org/data-center/specific-country-data#/countries/FJI

7. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

8. https://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/15/TreatyBodyExternal/Treaty.aspx?Treaty=CEDAW&Lang=en

9. http://electionaccess.org/en/resources/countries/?q=fiji#tab 

10. https://www.ifes.org/fiji