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Fijian general election, 1963

In 1963, the first significant changes were carried out to the composition of the Legislative Council of Fiji since 1937. [1]

35 relations: A. D. Patel, Apisai Tora, Ayodhya Prasad, British subject, Candidate, Chinese people, Citizens Federation, Communal constituencies, English language, Ethnic groups in Europe, Executive Council of Fiji, Fiji, Fijians, Gujarati language, Gurmukh, Hindi, Independent politician, Indians in Fiji, James Madhavan, James Shankar Singh, Kisan Sangh, Legislative Council of Fiji, Malayalam, National Federation Party, Pacific Islander, Penaia Ganilau, Ratu, Rotuma, Rotumans, Sidiq Koya, Tamil language, Telugu language, Tovata, Urdu, Voting.

A. D. Patel

Ambalal Dahyabhai Patel, better known as A.D. Patel, (also sometimes referred to as AD) (1905–1969) was a Fiji Indian politician, farmers' leader and founder and leader of the National Federation Party.

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Apisai Tora

Mohammad Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora (born 1934) is a former Fijian politician, soldier, and trade unionist.

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Ayodhya Prasad

Ayodhya Prasad Sharma (अयोध्या प्रसाद शर्मा, 30 April 1909 – 28 February 1972) was an Indo-Fijian farmers' leader and politician, who formed the most successful farmers' union in Fiji and forced the Colonial Sugar Refining Company to make concessions to farmers after 60 years of complete control over Fiji's economy.

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British subject

The term British subject has had a number of different legal meanings over time.

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Candidate

A candidate, or nominee, is the prospective recipient of an award or honor, or a person seeking or being considered for some kind of position; for example.

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Chinese people

Chinese people are the various individuals or groups of people associated with China, either by reason of ancestry or heredity, nationality, citizenship, place of residence, or other affiliations.

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Citizens Federation

The Citizens Federation was the political expression of a predominantly Indo-Fijian trade union movement, and was a forerunner of the present day National Federation Party.

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Communal constituencies

Communal constituencies were the most durable feature of the Fijian electoral system.

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English language

English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.

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Ethnic groups in Europe

The ethnic groups in Europe are the focus of European ethnology, the field of anthropology related to the various ethnic groups that reside in the nations of Europe.

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Executive Council of Fiji

The colonial Governors of Fiji relied on the Executive Council for advice on proposals for legislation which, after being discussed in the Executive Council meetings, came before the Legislative Council in the form of bills.

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Fiji

Fiji (Viti; फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; रिपब्लिक ऑफ फीजी Ripablik ăph Phījī), is an island country in Melanesia in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

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Fijians

iTaukei, legally known until 2010 as Fijians, are the major indigenous people of the Fiji Islands, and live in an area informally called Melanesia.

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Gujarati language

Gujarati (ગુજરાતી) is an Indo-Aryan language native to the Indian state of Gujarat.

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Gurmukh

Gurmukh (meaning "to face the Guru" in Punjabi) is the practice of following the "ways of the Guru" instead of following your animal instincts and basic desires of the mind.

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Hindi

Hindi (हिन्दी hindī), or more precisely Modern Standard Hindi (मानक हिन्दी mānak hindī), is a standardised and Sanskritised register of the Hindustani language.

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Independent politician

An independent or nonpartisan politician is an individual politician not affiliated to any political party.

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Indians in Fiji

Indo-Fijians are Fijian citizens who are fully or partially of Indian descent, which includes descendants who trace their heritage from various parts of the Indian subcontinent.

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James Madhavan

James Madhavan was one of the longest serving politicians in Fiji.

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James Shankar Singh

James Shankar Singh (May 10, 1924 – July 27, 2014) was a Fiji Indian farmer, businessman, social worker and politician who served as a Minister in the Alliance Government of Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara.

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Kisan Sangh

Kisan Sangh was the first farmers' union formed in Fiji on 27 November 1937.

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Legislative Council of Fiji

The Fijian Legislative Council was the colonial precursor to the present-day Parliament, which came into existence when Fiji became independent on 10 October 1970.

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Malayalam

Malayalam, sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala.

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National Federation Party

The National Federation Party is a Fijian political party founded by A.D. Patel in November 1968, as a merger of the Federation Party and the National Democratic Party.

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Pacific Islander

Pacific Islander is a term used to refer to the people of the Pacific Islands.

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Penaia Ganilau

Ratu Sir Penaia Kanatabatu Ganilau, GCMG, KCVO, KBE, DSO (28 July 1918 – 15 December 1993) was the first President of Fiji, serving from 8 December 1987 until his death in 1993.

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Ratu

Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank.

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Rotuma

Rotuma is a Fijian dependency, consisting of Rotuma Island and nearby islets.

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Rotumans

The Rotuman people are the indigenous inhabitants of Rotuma, a small island group forming part of the Republic of Fiji.

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Sidiq Koya

Siddiq Moidin Koya (1924–1993) was a Fijian Indian politician and Opposition leader.

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Tamil language

Tamil also spelt Thamizh is a Dravidian language spoken predominantly by Tamil people of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka.

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Telugu language

Telugu (తెలుగు telugu) is a Dravidian language and is the only language other than Hindi, English and Bengali that is predominantly spoken in more than one Indian state, being the primary language in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, as well as in the town of Yanam where it is also an official language.

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Tovata

Tovata is one of three confederacies comprising the Fijian House of Chiefs, to which all of Fiji's chiefs belong.

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Urdu

Urdu (اُردُو ALA-LC:;, or Modern Standard Urdu) is a standardised register of the Hindustani language.

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Voting

Voting is a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion—often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fijian_general_election,_1963

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