Politics

15th November

2018 General Election: Provisional results from 1501 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1501 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 138,699 Sitiveni Rabuka – 64,911 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,188 Biman Prasad – 10,403 Lynda Tabuya – 7121 Alipate Nagata – 5199 Ro...

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1480 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1478 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 137,643 Sitiveni Rabuka- 64,515 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,117 Biman Prasad- 10,343 Lynda Tabuya – 7071 Alipate Nagata – 5158 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4549 Praveen Kumar– 4258 Mosese Bulitavu – 4098 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3017

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1478 polling stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1478 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 137,518 Sitiveni Rabuka- 64,350 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 15,099 Biman Prasad- 10,320 Lynda Tabuya – 7041 Alipate Nagata – 5147 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4536 Praveen Kumar– 4258 Mosese Bulitavu – 4098 Atonio Lalabalavu – 3017

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 1376 polling stations

PROVISIONAL results from 1328 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 130, 402 Sitiveni Rabuka- 61,217 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 14,095 Biman Prasad- 9789 Lynda Tabuya – 6662 Alipate Nagata – 4869 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 4298 Praveen Kumar– 4009 Mosese Bulitavu – 3912 Atonio Lalabalavu – 2970

14th November

2018 General Election: Tight security at Labasa poll venues as counting progresses

POLLING stations in Labasa have closed as counting of votes continues into the night. Police have provided tight security at all polling stations with gates to the stations locked. Divisional Police Commander North Senior Superintendent Eparama Waqa described the elections day as a safe one. “We provided tight security for all voters at all polling...

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 908 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 908 stations (top 10 candidates) : Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 84907   Sitiveni Rabuka- 38102   Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 8957   Biman Prasad- 6062 Lynda Tabuya – 3999 Alipate Nagata – 3139 Mosese Bulitavu – 3057 Praveen Kumar–2866 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 2815 Antonio Lalabalavu – 2546     Niko Nawaikula – 1019

2018 General Election: Bainimarama most popular at Naqara polling venue

FIJIFirst party leader Voreqe Bainimarama led votes with a count of 123 leading Social Democratic Liberal Party’s Ratu Antonio Lalabalavu who earned 109 votes at the Taveuni Central Sanatan Primary School polling venue in Naqara. This was followed by Sitiveni Rabuka who received 18 votes at the same polling venue. Officials also announced that the...

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 387 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 387 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 27248 Sitiveni Rabuka- 13627 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 2797 Mosese Bulitavu- 1709 Biman Prasad- 1662 Atonio Lalabalavu – 1281 Ro Teimumu Kepa- 1159 Lynda Tabuya – 1103 Mitieli Bulanauca – 1077 Niko Nawaikula – 1019

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 307 stations

PROVISIONAL results from 223 stations: Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama – 20367 Sitiveni Rabuka- 10451 Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum – 2125 Mosese Bulitavu- 1587 Biman Prasad- 1207 Mitieli Bulanauca – 991 Atonio Lalabalavu – 916 Niko Nawaikula- 913 Lynda Tabuya–777 Alipate Nagata – 769

2018 General Election: PM leads poll

FIJIFIRST Party leader and Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama has taken over the lead in the provisional results tally for the candidates for the 2018 General Election polling 892 votes. Social Democratic Liberal Party leader Sitiveni Rabuka is in second place with more than 482 votes, SODELPA candidate Ratu Antonio Lalabalavu is in third place with...

2018 General Elections: Provisional results from 11 polling stations

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party is currently leading the provisional results tally for the 2018 General Election polling 823 votes from 11 polling stations. FijiFirst party is in second place with 186 votes, the National Federation Party is in third place with 17 votes, while the Unity Fiji Party is in fourth place with 8...

2018 General Election: Verification underway up north

THE verification process of votes cast in the 2018 General Election is underway this hour at respective polling stations in the Northern Division. According to some presiding officers, the process begun at their stations soon after voting closed at 6pm. This process will be followed by sorting and after which the official counting of ballot...

2018 General Election: 163 votes cast in Qelekuro, Tailevu

ONE hundred and sixty three out of the 236 registered voters at Qelekuro village today cast their at the Qelekuro village hall in Tailevu. Village headman Autiko Naitini said today was a happy day for the village. “We have waited for this day for this day  for a long day and we are so happy...

2018 General Elections: Voters hope for pay rise, cheaper food

WE hope the political party that forms our next Government will increase our pay and reduce food costs. These were the sentiments shared by Matawalu Villagers, Lautoka, Nia Roko, Beauty Baleitoga and Billy Koto this afternoon. “We want a Government that will look at us all equally and give every citizen something to look forward...

2018 General Election: Refer voter issues to FEO communication team, says Saneem

FEW presiding officers in the Northern Division were reluctant to give out information regarding the number of registered voters at their respective stations during the day because they required a written permission from the Fijian Elections Office in Suva. This was the case at a few polling stations and venues visited by this newspaper in the...

2018 General Election: Good turn out at Bocalevu polling venue

SOME residents from Qelewaqa, Bocalevu, Tabucola and nearby areas visited their polling station late this afternoon to vote at Bocalevu Muslim Primary School in Labasa. Voters, particularly from Qelewaqa, had to wait until the weather cleared because they feared flooding of the connecting Qelewaqa bridge. The school is being used as a polling venue with two...

2018 General Election: 70 per cent turn out in Tavua

ABOUT 70 per cent of registered voters in Tagitagi and Natawa, Tavua, cast their votes today. More than 300 out of the 357 had voted in Natawa when The Fiji Times visited this afternoon. And at Tagitagi, 732 out of the 964  registered voters had showed up to vote.

2018 General Election: 900-plus voters expected at two Tabia stations

TWO out of the three polling stations at the Tabia polling venue outside Labasa recorded more than 600 votes cast a of 5.15pm today. There are three polling stations at this polling venue. Out of the three stations, figures from two polling stations accounted for 660 votes cast at that hour. The total number of...

2018 General Election: Last voter hopes to make to make his vote count

THE last voter to enter the Nadi Muslim School polling venue at 5.47pm says he hopes his vote will count. Sugar cane farmer Avikash Chand said he was working at his uncle’s farm. “I had to do some things first at the farm before I came,” he said. “I’m happy I was able to make...

2018 General Election: Voters cast ballot at Sangam polling venue

VOTERS visiting Labasa Santa Primary School got a chance to cast their  votes at the polling venue today. When a team from this newspaper visited the venue,  few people could be seen lining up at the two polling stations available for the voters at the venue. The number of registered voters and voter turnout could...

2018 General Election: Polling officially closed, counting begins

POLLING has officially closed for today. In making the announcement, Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem said polling has officially closed in the other polling venues around the country, excluding the 23 venues that have had their polling adjourned to a later date. Counting for pre-poll and postal ballots has now officially started at the National...

2018 General Election: Great honour to vote for Loco

THE heavy downpour has failed to turn away voters from casting their votes at the Ratu Filimoni Loco Primary School in Sawakasa, Tailevu. Voters eagerly line up to cast their vote exercising their civil responsibility. “Today is the day we decide who will lead us in the next four years. So it is very important...

2018 General Election: Seeto hopes for her party to win

IF there’s one thing Petra Seeto expects from the next government that is to focus more on education empowerment and women’s right. Ms Seeto was amongst the 317 voters that cast their vote at Wainivedio Ground in Navua today. She said she had been looking forward to this day since there had been a lot...

2018 General Election: First time voter hopes to make a change

THE fear of having to pay back Government after completing tertiary studies through the TELS programme was something that has stopped Elenoa Takayawa Vula from pursuing her dream to become a nurse. But the 20-year-old says she saw the 2018 general elections as an opportunity to choose a Government whom she hoped would consider introducing...

2018 General Elections: Woman walks 4km to vote

WHILE some voters board a public transport to get to their polling stations, others have had to wade across rivers or trek through mountainous terrains. Makitalena Vunisa, 52, had to travel 4km from her farm house just to cast her vote. The Fiji Times caught up with the Koroboya woman as she hurried along the...

2018 General Election: Blackout period extended

THE blackout period  has been extended because the polling period has been extended as well. Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem revealed this during a press brief this afternoon saying this was because polling in 23 voting venues had been closed today and registered voters on the said areas were left to cast their vote. Mr...

2018 General Electoral: Senior citizen says more awareness needed to locate polling stations

AFTER three hours of  searching for an old umbrella to protect him from the rain, Vishnu Deo of Tacirua finally managed to cast his vote at Tamavua Primary School. The father of three was among hundreds of people that stood in line to cast their votes at the school this morning. “At around 9am I...

2018 General Elections: Six more polling venues closed

DUE to the adverse weather condition, six more  polling   venues have been  closed as they are no longer accessible for voters. Supervisor of Election Mohammed Saneem confirmed this and said a total of 23 venues were now closed. Mr Saneem said  the 7852  voters who have been affected would be given another chance to vote...

2018 General Election: Two thirds voters registered at Monfort

MORE than two thirds of registered voters have already cast their votes at the Monfort Boys Town Polling station in Vesari. According to the presiding officer at the venue, 190 out of the 284 had cast their votes at the station by 4pm today. Similar figures have been recorded so far at the Lami Convent...

2018 General Elections: Dip happy to vote

A MOTHER and her son braved the heavy downpour and made their way to Vuci Methodist Hall to cast their votes this morning. In an interview with this newspaper, Bhagmati Dip said despite the weather she knew she had to bring her son to vote. “We came here really early this morning just to cast...

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