23rd August 07:52 PM
FijiFirst leads in provisional votes tally
By Vijay Narayan
Thursday 15/11/2018
The FEO counting centre in Laucala Bay

Provisional results from 1,586 of the 2,170 counting stations have been announced for the 2018 general elections, and FijiFirst is currently leading the party votes tally.

FijiFirst currently has 191,266 votes which is 51.63% of the total votes counted.

SODELPA is the second party on the tally with 140,963 votes which is 38.05% of the total votes counted.

The National Federation Party is in third place with 27,769 votes which is 7.50% of the total votes counted.

Three parties have not made the 5% threshold to enter parliament as yet.

They are Unity Fiji with 5,777 votes (1.56%), Fiji Labour Party with 2,414 votes (0.65%) and HOPE Party with 2,261 votes (0.61%).

584 counting stations are yet to complete their count.

If the current trend and percentages continue then FijiFirst is likely to end up with 27 seats, SODELPA with 20 seats and NFP with 4 seats.

This is a projection based on the current percentages and they are subject to change based on more results coming in during the final result.

Looking at the top 5 of the 27 FijiFirst candidates at stage :

Voreqe Bainimarama      141,393

Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum    15,312

Alipate Nagata                5,306

Parveen Bala                  4,430

Mahendra Reddy            1,789

 

If the current trend and percentages remain for SODELPA, then they are projected to get 20 seats. This is again subject to change as more results come in during the final count.

The top 5 of the 20 candidates for SODELPA are :

Sitiveni Rabuka                     65,801

Lynda Tabuya                        7,224

Ro Teimumu Kepa                4,739

Mosese Bulitavu                   4,271

Atonio Lalabalavu                3,198

 

If the current trend and percentages remain for the National Federation Party, then they are projected to get 4 seats. This is again subject to change as more results come in during the final count.

The top 4 candidates for NFP are :

Biman Prasad                     10,482

Pio Tikoduadua                   1,877

Lenora Qereqeretabua       1,466

Kiniviliame Salabogi           1,042

These results can change based on the final results coming in from the count stations.

It could result in increased percentages for parties that can also result in changes to the allocation of parliamentary seats. It may also result in changes to which candidates get the parliamentary seats.

Meanwhile, the Fijian Elections Office has started the data input of the official results.

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