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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. [1]

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Arthur Charles Hamilton-Gordon, 1st Baron Stanmore, GCMG, KJStJ (26 November 1829 – 30 January 1912) was a British Liberal Party politician and colonial administrator.

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In most common law jurisdictions, the attorney general or attorney-general is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions he or she may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally.

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Badri Maharaj was an Indo-Fijian farmer, politician, and philanthropist.

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The British Empire comprised the dominions, colonies, protectorates, mandates and other territories ruled or administered by the United Kingdom.

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

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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.

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The Chief Justice is the name for the presiding member of a supreme court in many countries with a justice system based on English common law, such as the Supreme Court of Canada, the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, the Supreme Court of Japan, the Supreme Court of India, the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Supreme Court of Nepal, the Constitutional Court of South Africa, the Supreme Court of Ireland, the Supreme Court of New Zealand, the High Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of the United States, and provincial or state supreme courts.

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Fiji's British colonial rulers established the office of Chief Minister in October 1967, along with the Cabinet system of government.

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The Chief Secretary is the title of a senior civil servant in certain members of the Commonwealth of Nations, and, historically, in the British Empire.

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

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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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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 (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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General elections were held in Fiji between 15 and 29 April 1972, the first since independence from the United Kingdom in 1970.

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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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"General Electors" is the term formerly used in Fiji to identify citizens of voting age who belonged, in most cases, to ethnic minorities.

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A governor is, in most cases, a public official with the power to govern the executive branch of a non-sovereign or sub-national level of government, ranking under the head of state.

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Fiji was a British Crown Colony from 1874 to 1970, and an independent Dominion in the British Commonwealth from 1970 to 1987.

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A grandfather clause (or grandfather policy) is a provision in which an old rule continues to apply to some existing situations while a new rule will apply to all future cases.

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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.

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Hercules George Robert Robinson, 1st Baron Rosmead, GCMG, PC (Chinese name: 羅士敏勳爵 or 羅便臣) (19 December 1824 – 28 October 1897), was a British colonial administrator who became the 5th Governor of Hong Kong and subsequently, the 14th Governor of New South Wales, the first Governor of Fiji, and the 8th Governor of New Zealand.

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The House of Representatives was the lower chamber of Fiji's Parliament from 1970 to 2006.

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Income is the consumption and savings opportunity gained by an entity within a specified timeframe, which is generally expressed in monetary terms.

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India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia.

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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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Ratu Sir Kamisese Mara, CF, GCMG, KBE (6 May 1920 – 18 April 2004) is considered the founding father of the modern nation of Fiji.

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Ratu Sir Lala Sukuna, KCMG, KBE (22 April 1888 – 30 May 1958) was a Fijian chief, scholar, soldier, and statesman.

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Literacy is traditionally understood as the ability to read and write.

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National constituencies are a former feature of the Fijian electoral system.

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Nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a state.

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

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The Parliament of Fiji is the unicameral legislature of the Republic of the Fiji.

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Residency is the act of establishing or maintaining a residence in a given place.

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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.

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Speaker is a title given to the presiding officer (chair) of a deliberative assembly, especially a legislative body.

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Suffrage, political franchise, or simply franchise is the right to vote in public, political elections (although the term is sometimes used for any right to vote).

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A poll tax (head tax or capitation tax, in U.S. English) is a tax of a portioned, fixed amount applied to an individual in accordance with the census (as opposed to a percentage of income, or any proxy for ability-to-pay).

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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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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.

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The Westminster system is a democratic parliamentary system of government modelled after that which developed in the United Kingdom.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Legislative_Council_of_Fiji

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