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Fijifirst Secures 27 Seats

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama and his party have secured 27 seats to win the 2018 General Election. A multi-faith thanksgiving by FijiFirst is expected to be held when Mr Bainimarama
18 Nov 2018 10:00
Fijifirst Secures 27 Seats

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama and his party have secured 27 seats to win the 2018 General Election.

A multi-faith thanksgiving by FijiFirst is expected to be held when Mr Bainimarama returns tomorrow from his brother’s funeral in New Zea­land.

It is expected that FijiFirst MPs who will be part of Cabi­net will be sworn-in within a week.

Leading the charge on the Opposition bench will be So­cial Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) leader Sitiveni Rabuka. SODELPA secured 21 seats as per the final results released at 6pm yesterday.

The National Federation Party secured three seats. Sit­ting, once again, on the Op­position bench will be NFP leader Biman Prasad.

With him will be NFP president Pio Tikoduadua and former Miss Hibis­cus and activist Lenora Qereqeretabua.

The only change NFP managed in this election was who sat on the Op­position side from the party.

The two NFP mem­bers who made it to Parliament after the 2014 General Election, businessmen Prem Singh and Parmod Chand, will not make it back to Parliament.

Counting at 22 polling venues where 7498 Fijians were expected to vote yesterday is still under verifi­cation.

The outcome of this will not make any difference on who forms Gov­ernment.

However, it will have a bearing on which candidates from the three political parties go through to Par­liament.

There is an ongoing race between the bottom two candidates from Fi­jiFirst and SODELPA, which will be determined by which party gets more votes.

Edited by Epineri Vula

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