Vasu Mohan, IFES Regional Director, Europe and Asia
On September 17, Fijian citizens will elect fifty members of Parliament, with the party winning a majority or plurality of seats tasked with choosing a Prime Minister and forming a government.
Elections have not been held in Fiji since 2006, and significant changes to the electoral and political system mean that the September 17 vote will be very different from previous elections. Indeed, this will be the first election to be held under Fiji's new Constitution, which was just adopted in 2013.
To help you understand this new electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Fiji: 2014 General Elections. IFES FAQs include: