On November 14, Fijian citizens will go to the polls to elect 51 members of Parliament, the country’s national legislature. The political party that controls a majority or plurality of seats will form a new government and elect a prime minister. The prime minister will then form a cabinet by nominating members of Parliament to lead government ministries that provide government services.
To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Fiji: 2018 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:
- What electoral system does Fiji use?
- Is absentee voting allowed?
- How is equal access to the electoral process for persons with disabilities guaranteed?
- How will election disputes be adjudicated?