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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.
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The Alliance Party, was the ruling political party in Fiji from 1966 to 1987.
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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.
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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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Ba is a district situated on the north western part of the island of Viti Levu in Fiji.
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Canada is a country, consisting of ten provinces and three territories, in the northern part of the continent of North America.
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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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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.
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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.
Fiji has held ten general elections for the House of Representatives since becoming independent of the United Kingdom in 1970; there had been numerous elections under colonial rule, but only one with universal suffrage (in 1966).
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Faiyaz Siddiq Koya is a Fijian politician and Member of the Parliament of Fiji.
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The Federation of Cane Growers was formed as an umbrella organisation to negotiate the new cane contract due to take effect from 1960 with the Colonial Sugar Refining Company.
The Federation Party was Fiji's first formal political party.
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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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The Fiji Labour Party (FLP) is a political party in Fiji.
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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 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.
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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Ratu Sir George Kadavulevu Cakobau (6 November 1913 – 25 November 1989) was Governor General of Fiji from 1973 to 1981.
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Fiji became a British Crown Colony in 1874, and an independent Dominion in the Commonwealth in 1970.
Harish Chandra Sharma was a Fiji Indian politician who became the leader of the National Federation Party in 1987.
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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.
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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.
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James Madhavan was one of the longest serving politicians in Fiji.
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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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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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Kerala, sometimes referred to in historical terms as Keralam, is a state in the south-west region of India on the Malabar coast.
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Kisan Sangh was the first farmers' union formed in Fiji on 27 November 1937.
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Lautoka is the second largest city of Fiji.
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The post of Leader of the Opposition is a political office common in countries that are part of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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.
This article lists political parties in Fiji.
Malayalam, sometimes referred to as Kairali, is a language spoken in India, predominantly in the state of Kerala.
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Maunatul Islam Association of Fiji (MIAF) represents approximately 30% of the Sunni Muslims in Fiji who are mostly followers of the Shafi school of jurisprudence.
A Muslim, sometimes spelled Moslem, relates to a person who follows the religion of Islam, a monotheistic and Abrahamic religion based on the Quran.
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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.
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.
Open constituencies represent one of several electoral models employed in the past in the Fijian electoral system.
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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.
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Ratu is a title used by Fijians of chiefly rank.
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Shivabhai Bhailalbhai Patel, commonly known as S.B. Patel, was a London trained barrister, who arrived in Fiji, from India, on 24 December 1927.
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Sir is an honorific address used in a number of situations in many anglophone cultures.
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South India (ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಭಾರತ, തെക്കെ ഭാരതം, தெற்கு பாரதம், దక్షిణ భారతం) is the area encompassing India's states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala as well as the union territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry, occupying 19.31% of India's area. South India includes the southern part of the peninsular Deccan Plateau and is bounded by the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and the Bay of Bengal in the east. The geography of the region is diverse, encompassing two mountain ranges, the Western and Eastern Ghats, and a plateau heartland. The Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Kaveri, and Vaigai rivers are important non-perennial sources of water. Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Coimbatore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram are the largest and most industrialized cities in the region. A majority of Indians from the southern region speak one of the following languages: Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, and Tulu. During its history, a number of dynastic kingdoms ruled over parts of South India whose invasions across southern and southeastern Asia impacted the history and cultures of modern sovereign states such as Sri Lanka, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia. The region was colonized by Britain and gradually incorporated into the British Empire. South India, particularly Kerala, has been a major entry point of the religions of Christianity and later Islam to the Indian Subcontinent. After experiencing fluctuations in the decades immediately after Indian independence, the economies of South Indian states have registered higher than national average growth over the past three decades. While South Indian states have improved in some socio-economic metrics, poverty continues to affect the region much like the rest of the country, although it has considerably decreased over the years. HDI in southern states is high and the economy has undergone growth at a faster rate than most northern states. Literacy rates in southern states is also very high, with approximately 80% of the population capable of reading and writing, while in Kerala (which has the highest literacy rate in India) 94% of the population are literate. Honour killings are non-existent in South India. Violence against women in South India is relatively low, with southern states having a progressive attitude toward the rights for women. Agriculture is the single largest contributor to the regional net domestic product, while Information technology is a rapidly growing industry. Literary and architectural styles, evolved over two thousand years, differ from other parts of the country. Politics in South India is dominated by smaller regional political parties rather than by national political parties. South India ranks the highest in terms of social and economic development in areas such as fertility rate and infrastructure; the fertility rate of South India is 1.9, the lowest of all regions in India.
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Tasmania (abbreviated as Tas and known colloquially as "Tassie") is an island state that is part of the Commonwealth of Australia.
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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.
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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 University of Tasmania (UTAS) is a public research university primarily located in Tasmania, Australia.