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#Vote2018: SODELPA’s Rabuka, Kepa Neck And Neck In Sun Poll

A week of political dynamism has seen dramatic changes on the political front. While Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the FijiFirst Party still hold the lead, vibrant rivalry is taking
31 Mar 2018 11:00
#Vote2018: SODELPA’s Rabuka, Kepa Neck And Neck In Sun Poll
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama leads the Fiji Sun Razor Opinion Poll as preferred Prime Minister with 63 per cent.

A week of political dynamism has seen dramatic changes on the political front.

While Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama and the FijiFirst Party still hold the lead, vibrant rivalry is taking place in the SO­DELPA camp.

The latest Fiji Sun-Razor opinion poll reveals SODELPA leader Siti­veni Rabuka on equal footing with Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Both polled 11 per cent of votes. Last week, Mr Rabuka had trailed in fourth place with five per cent be­hind Ro Teimumu who had polled 20 per cent.

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Ro Teimumu’s significant drop could be attributed to uncertainty surrounding her application for a SODELPA ticket.

While she announced on an on­line video programme called Domo ni Kacikaci that she had applied and attended an interview with the SODELPA selection committee, the fact that her candidacy is yet to be confirmed is to her disadvantage.

SODELPA is expected to an­nounce the remaining 20 names of provisional candidates. The party has not given a definite date.

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa are leveled in the recent Fiji Sun-Razor poll.

SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka and Opposition Leader Ro Teimumu Kepa are levelled in the recent Fiji Sun-Razor poll.

Mr Rabuka on the other hand is fresh out of Australia after meeting supporters who were given a pre­view of the SODELPA manifesto.  On his return he visited Dratabu village, in Nadi, and Navutu and Namatakula villages in Nadroga. Mr Bainimarama still leads by a distance at 63 per cent, one up from last week’s ranking.

National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad drops one from last week to eight per cent.

Fiji Labour Party parliamen­tary leader Aman Ravindra-Singh polled one per cent.

He has now joined the race after it has been confirmed that he would lead Labour into the elections.

93 per cent of those interviewed said they had registered to vote and plan to vote in the upcoming general election.

Only 5 per cent indicated they did not intend to vote.

Edited by George Kulamaiwasa

Feedback: rosi.doviverata@fijisun.com.fj



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