Macuata (Fijian Communal Constituency, Fiji)

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Macuata Fijian Provincial Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 23 communal constituencies reserved for indigenous Fijians. Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. (Of the remaining 48 seats, 23 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate was coextensive with Macuata Province.

The 2013 Constitution promulgated by the Military-backed interim government abolished all constituencies and established a form of proportional representation, with the entire country voting as a single electorate.

Election results

In the following tables, the primary vote refers to first-preference votes cast. The final vote refers to the final tally after votes for low-polling candidates have been progressively redistributed to other candidates according to pre-arranged electoral agreements (see electoral fusion), which may be customized by the voters (see instant run-off voting).

In the 2001 election, Isireli Leweniqila won with more than 50 percent of the primary vote; therefore, there was no redistribution of preferences.


CandidatePolitical partyVotes
Poseci BuneChristian Democratic Alliance3,35542.334,25753.71
Ratu Josefa Nalumuialevu DimuriSoqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT)3,64646.003,66946.29
Iowane RakaiFiji Labour Party (FLP)5737.23......
Tui VunibolaNationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party (NVTLP)3524.44......


CandidatePolitical partyVotes%
Isireli LeweniqilaConservative Alliance (CAMV)4,07361.34
Ratu Aisea Cavunailoa KatonivereSoqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL)2,56738.66


CandidatePolitical partyVotes%
Isireli LeweniqilaSoqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL)7,07586.84
Samuela NaketeFiji Labour Party (FLP)4595.63
Erami BiaunisalaIndependent2953.62
Samuela WasasalaNational Federation Party (NFP)2152.64
Savenaca Lario DamudamuIndependent1031.26


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