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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.
The Alliance Party, was the ruling political party in Fiji from 1966 to 1987.
Amnesty (from the Greek ἀμνηστία amnestia, "forgetfulness") is defined as: "A pardon extended by the government to a group or class of persons, usually for a political offense; the act of a sovereign power officially forgiving certain classes of persons who are subject to trial but have not yet been convicted." It includes more than pardon, in as much as it obliterates all legal remembrance of the offense.
Mohammad Apisai Vuniyayawa Tora (born 1934) is a former Fijian politician, soldier, and trade unionist.
Australia (colloquially), officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is an Oceanian country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands.
Ba is a town in Fiji, 37 kilometres from Lautoka and 62 kilometres from Nadi, inland from the coast of Viti Levu, Fiji's largest island.
Ba is a district situated on the north western part of the island of Viti Levu in Fiji.
Balwant Singh Rakkha was a Fiji Indian medical doctor and a member of the House of Representatives of Fiji representing the National Federation Party (NFP), but he is best known for his strong support for the former leader of the NFP, Sidiq Koya and the split caused within the NFP when he was rewarded by Koya for his loyalty by being given a seat in a constituency where he was a virtual unknown.
By-elections (known as special elections in the United States) are elections to fill political offices that have become vacant between general elections.
Fiji has the Westminster system — executive authority is vested nominally in a President, but exercised in practice by a Cabinet of ministers, presided over by the Prime Minister.
A caucus is a meeting of supporters or members of a specific political party or movement.
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The centre-left or moderate left is an adherence to views leaning to the left but closer to the centre on the left-right political spectrum than other left-wing variants.
Fiji's British colonial rulers established the office of Chief Minister in October 1967, along with the Cabinet system of government.
The Chinese diaspora in Fiji is a small but influential community in the multiracial society that makes up modern-day Fiji.
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.
A coalition is a pact or treaty among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause.
The Colonial Sugar Refining Company (CSR) began operations in Fiji in 1880 and until it ceased operations in 1973, had a considerable influence on the political and economic life of Fiji.
Communal constituencies were the most durable feature of the Fijian electoral system.
Davendra Singh (born 1950) was a Fiji Indian small businessman and politician who came into prominence when he challenged and defeated the official National Federation Party (NFP) candidate in a by-election in March 1985.
Dorsami Naidu is a Fijian lawyer and former politician.
Economics is the social science that seeks to describe the factors which determine the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca.
The Federation Party was Fiji's first formal political party.
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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The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) is a political party in Fiji.
The Fiji Village is an online news service in Fiji.
After the 1966 election, Fiji adopted a Ministerial type of Government with Ratu Kamisese Mara, of the Alliance Party, as Chief Minister and A. D. Patel, of the Federation Party, as Leader of the Opposition.
The general election to the Legislative Council of Fiji in 1966 was the last to be held before independence from the United Kingdom was granted in 1970.
General elections were held in Fiji between 15 and 29 April 1972, the first since independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.
General elections were held in Fiji between 10 and 17 July 1982.
General elections were held in Fiji between 4 and 11 April 1987.
General elections were held in Fiji between 8 and 15 May 1999.
The Constitution of Fiji was restored by a High Court decision on 15 November 2000, following the failure of the political upheaval in which the government had been deposed and the constitution suspended in May that year.
The Constitution of Fiji requires general elections for the House of Representatives to be held at least once every five years.
General elections were held in Fiji on 17 September 2014,, Fiji government website, 1 July 2009 to select the 50 members of the Fijian parliament.
General elections were held in Fiji between 19 March and 2 April 1977.
Early general elections were held in Fiji between 17 and 24 September 1977, following the impasse of an earlier election that had been held in March.
Fijian (Na Vosa Vakaviti) is an Austronesian language of the Malayo-Polynesian family spoken in Fiji.
Fiji's municipal elections of October 2002 produced results that allowed three major political parties, the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL), the Fiji Labour Party (FLP), and the National Federation Party (NFP) to claim a victory of sorts.
Municipal elections were held for 11 of Fiji's twelve city and town councils on 22 October 2005.
The Fijian Nationalist Party (FNP) was a political party in Fiji, founded in 1975 by Sakeasi Butadroka, a parliamentarian who defected from the then-ruling Alliance Party, on a "Fiji for the Fijians!" platform.
iTaukei, legally known until 2010 as Fijians, are the major indigenous people of the Fiji Islands, and live in an area informally called Melanesia.
"General Electors" is the term formerly used in Fiji to identify citizens of voting age who belonged, in most cases, to ethnic minorities.
Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau (6 November 1913 – 25 November 1989) was Governor General of Fiji from 1973 to 1981.
Fiji became a British Crown Colony in 1874, and an independent Dominion in the Commonwealth in 1970.
The Great Council of Chiefs (Bose Levu Vakaturaga in Fijian), was a constitutional body in the Republic of the Fiji Islands from c.1897 to March 2012.
Harish Chandra Sharma was a Fiji Indian politician who became the leader of the National Federation Party in 1987.
Hindustani (हिन्दुस्तानी, ||lit.
The House of Representatives was the lower chamber of Fiji's Parliament from 1970 to 2006.
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.
Instant-runoff voting (IRV), also known as the: alternative vote (AV), transferable vote, ranked choice voting, or preferential voting is an electoral system used to elect a single winner from a field of more than two candidates.
Jai Ram Reddy, CF (born 12 May 1937) is an Indo-Fijian statesman, who has had a distinguished career in both the legislative and judicial branches of the Fijian government.
Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, CF, GCMG, KBE (6 May 1920 – 18 April 2004) is considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.
Laisenia Qarase (pronounced; born 4 February 1941) is a Fijian political figure.
The Lau Islands (also called the Lau Group, the Eastern Group, the Eastern Archipelago) of Fiji are situated in the southern Pacific Ocean, just east of the Koro Sea.
Lautoka is the second largest city 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.
Lieutenant colonel is a rank of commissioned officer in the armies and most marine forces and some air forces of the world, typically ranking above a major and below a colonel.
The lord mayor is the title of the mayor of a major city, with special recognition.
Mahendra Pal Chaudhry (Hindi: महेन्द्र पाल चौधरी) (born 9 February 1942) is a Fijian and the leader of the Fiji Labour Party.
Manikam Vasagam Pillai MBE (last name sometimes spelt Pillay) was a Fiji Indian lawyer, football administrator, and politician.
Nadi (pronounced) is the third-largest conurbation in Fiji.
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National constituencies are a former feature of the Fijian electoral system.
The National Democratic Party (NDP) was a Fijian political party formed in the early 1960s through a merger of Apisai Tora's Western Democratic Party with Isikeli Nadalo's Fijian National Party.
The Dove Faction was one of the factions of the National Federation Party (NFP) to contest the September 1977 elections in Fiji.
The Flower Faction was one of the factions of the National Federation Party (NFP) to contest the September 1977 elections in Fiji.
Nausori is a town in Fiji.
In politics, the opposition comprises one or more political parties or other organized groups that are opposed to the government (or, in American English, the administration), party or group in political control of a city, region, state or country.
The Parliament of Fiji is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of the Fiji.
Pramod Kumar Rae (born 27 October 1951) is a Fijian trade unionist and political organizer of Indian descent.
The President of the Republic of Fiji is the Head of State of Fiji.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Fiji is the head of government of Fiji.
Raojibhai Dahyabhai Patel was an Indo-Fijian lawyer and politician, who was better known as the younger brother of A. D. Patel.
Radio Sargam is a nationwide commercial Hindi FM radio station in Fiji.
Raman Pratap Singh is a Fijian lawyer and former politician of Indian descent.
Preferential voting or rank voting describes certain voting systems in which voters rank outcomes in a hierarchy on the ordinal scale.
Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank.
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The Reconciliation and Unity Commission was a proposed government body to be set up if the Reconciliation, Tolerance, and Unity Bill, which was introduced into the Fijian Parliament on 4 May 2005 was passed.
Responsible government is a conception of a system of government that embodies the principle of parliamentary accountability, the foundation of the Westminster system of parliamentary democracy.
Roko is a title used by Fiji of chiefly rank specifically from the Lau Islands.
Sakeasi Butadroka (died 1999 or 2000) was a Fijian politician noted for his strident ethnic nationalism.
The Shadow Cabinet is a feature of the Westminster system of government.
Siddiq Moidin Koya (1924–1993) was a Fijian Indian politician and Opposition leader.
For the banana disease, see Black sigatoka. Sigatoka (pronounced as Singatoka) is a town in Fiji.
Major-General Sitiveni Ligamamada Rabuka, OBE, MSD, OStJ, (born 13 September 1948) is best known as the instigator of two military coups that shook Fiji in 1987.
Social democracy is a political ideology that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a capitalist economy, and a policy regime involving welfare state provisions, collective bargaining arrangements, regulation of the economy in the general interest, redistribution of income and wealth, and a commitment to representative democracy.
The Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (occasionally known as the United Fiji Party but usually known by the acronym SDL) was a political party in Fiji.
The Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT), occasionally known in English as Fijian Political Party, was a party which dominated politics in the 1990s and was the mainstay of coalition governments from 1992 to 1999.
Speaker is a title given to the presiding officer (chair) of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body.
Suva is the capital and the second most populated municipality of Fiji, after Nasinu.
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In politics, the Third Way is a position that tries to reconcile right-wing and left-wing politics by advocating a varying synthesis of right-wing economic and left-wing social policies.
Timoci Uluivuda Bavadra (September 22, 1934 - November 3, 1989) was a Fijian medical doctor who founded the Fiji Labour Party and served as the Prime Minister of Fiji for one month in 1987.
Roko Tupou Takeiwai Senirewa Draunidalo is a Fijian lawyer and politician.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.
Universal suffrage (also universal adult suffrage, general suffrage or common suffrage) consists of the extension of the right to vote to adult citizens (or subjects), though it may also mean extending that right to minors (Demeny voting) and non-citizens.
The University of the South Pacific (USP) is an intergovernmental organisation and public research university with a number of locations spread throughout a dozen countries in Oceania.
A value-added tax (VAT) or also General Sales tax (GST) is a form of consumption tax.
The Western Division of Fiji is one of Fiji's four divisions.
Western United Front (WUF) was an ethnically Fijian political party formed prior to the 1982 elections and contested the election in coalition with the National Federation Party (NFP-WUF Coalition).
Fiji's parliamentary election of March 1977 precipitated a constitutional crisis, which was the first major challenge to the country's democratic institutions since independence in 1970.
The Fiji coups of 1987 resulted in the overthrow of the elected government of Fijian Prime Minister Timoci Bavadra, the deposition of Elizabeth II as Queen of Fiji, and in the declaration of a republic.
The Fiji coup of 2000 was a complicated affair involving a civilian putsch by hardline Fijian nationalists against the elected government of a non-native (ethnically Indian) Prime Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, on 19 May 2000, the attempt by President Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara to assert executive authority on 27 May, and his own resignation, possibly forced, on 29 May.
The Fijian coup d'état of December 2006 occurred as a continuation of the pressure which had been building since the military unrest of the 2000 Fijian coup d'état and 2005–06 Fijian political crisis.