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ANALYSIS: Based On Poll Provisional Results: Who’s Who In Next Parliamentary Seating

With the current tracking of the 2018 General Election results, it is likely Fiji­First will form Government, with at least 27 seats. This is based on provisional re­sults released by
17 Nov 2018 10:15
ANALYSIS: Based On Poll Provisional Results: Who’s  Who In Next Parliamentary Seating
Analysis

With the current tracking of the 2018 General Election results, it is likely Fiji­First will form Government, with at least 27 seats.

This is based on provisional re­sults released by the Fijian Elec­tions Office.

As the results are being tabu­lated, changes should be expected, but only by a small or slim margin.

The 50,000 vote difference be­tween FijiFirst and SODELPA during the provisional result an­nouncement is a major hurdle for the main Opposition Party.

FijiFirst will no doubt learn les­sons from here and start the new year with some clear goals.

One of the things the party would need to focus on is who takes up which ministry. It will be impor­tant for FijiFirst to have right people heading the right ministry, but at the same time, there will be a need to have strong members in various Parliamentary commit­tees.

The manner in which former Consumer Council chief executive officer Premila Kumar handled herself on a live talkback show against seasoned politicians- Lyn­da Tabuya and National Federa­tion Party vice-president Seni Na­bou said a lot about her and her ability to hit facts on the head.

For Ms Kumar this was the first elections she contested. She was up against two women who had stood for elections previously. De­spite this, Ms Kumar’s ability to stick to facts came through.

She may go on to play a greater role within the party.

Inia Seruiratu, who has been the Government leader in Parliament, could also make a comeback with a Ministerial position and so will Jone Usamate who had previously held Industrial Relations, Produc­tivity and Employment. He also came across very well and very well informed about his Ministry during another talkback show and this in-depth knowledge should be put to good use.

The big question would be where new comer Alipate Nagata fit in. He is convinced his votes were from his hard work but there is al­ways the question of how many of his votes were meant for the Party leader.

Former Government whip Ash­neel Sudhakar, who also chaired the Public Accounts Committee, also fared well.

He could also play a bigger role.

IF THE TOP 27 FROM THE PROVISIONAL RESULTS LIST ARE THE ONES WHO MAKE IT IN THE FINAL COUNT, FIJIFIRST WILL SEE IN THEIR LINE-UP:

  1. Voreqe Bainimarama
  2. Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum
  3. Alipate Nagata
  4. Parveen Bala
  5. Mahendra Reddy
  6. Vijay Nath
  7. Joseph Nand
  8. Premila Kumar
  9. Viam Pillay
  10. Sanjay Kirpal
  11. Alvikh Maharaj
  12. Mereseini Vuniwaqa
  13. George Vegnathan
  14. Inia Seruiratu
  15. Rohit Sharma
  16. Osea Naiqamu
  17. Ashneel Sudhakar
  18. Rosy Akbar
  19. Jone Usamate
  20. Semi Koroilavesau
  21. Jale Sigarara
  22. Doctor Ifereimi Waqainabete
  23. Selai Adimaitoga
  24. Vijendra Prakash
  25. Faiyaz Koya
  26. Veena Bhatnagar
  27. Doctor Salik Ram Govind

SODELPA’S PROVISIONAL TOP 20 ARE:

  1. Sitiveni Rabuka
  2. Lynda Tabuya
  3. Ro Teimumu Kepa
  4. Mosese Bulitavu
  5. Doctor Ratu AtonioLalabalavu
  1. Niko Nawaikula
  2. Viliame Gavoka
  3. Anare Jale
  4. Ro Filipe Tuisawau
  5. Inosi Kuridrani
  6. Peceli Vosanibola
  7. Mitieli Bulanauca
  8. Aseri Radrodro
  9. Jese Saukuru
  10. Ratu Suliano Matanitobua
  11. Salote Radrodro
  12. Mikaele Leawere
  13. Tanya Waqanika
  14. Adi Litia Qionibaravi
  15. Ratu Naiqama Lalabalavu

NATIONAL FEDERATION PARTY’S PROVISIONAL TOP FOUR:

  1. Biman Prasad
  2. Pio Tikoduadua
  3. Lenora Qereqeretabua
  4. Kiniviliame Salabogi

 

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