FijiFirst is a registered political party in Fiji. The party was
formed in March 2014 by the current Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama.
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The party was launched on 31 March, 2014 with Bainimarama beginning a
nationwide tour of the country in a campaign bus to collect the
obligatory 5000 signatures necessary to register a political party.
FijiFirst is a name that encompasses his political
He listed his first candidate and party president; Jiko Luveni, the
current Minister for Women.
The party collected over 40,000 signatures for the registration of the
The party appointed former
Fiji Labour Party senator,
Bijai Prasad as
one of its Vice Presidents as well as the current Attorney General
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum as the party General secretary. Bijai Prasad
resigned as VP a day later citing a criminal conviction for larceny in
the 1980s for which he had served jail time. The Tui Macuata, Ratu
Viliame Katonivere was also selected as a vice president of the party.
Vimlesh Kumar who is an accountant and an affiliate member of CPA
Australia is listed as the treasurer.
The party's application for registration resulted in six
complaints, including one from a party which had previously used
Fiji First" name. Despite this, the party was registered on 30
The party released its first batch of 21 candidates on July 25,
Frank Bainimarama heading the list. As a result of the
2014 Fijian general elections, the party won 293,714 votes, 59.2% of
all those who voted (495,105 voters), giving the party a clear
majority with 32 of the 50 Parliamentary seats.
According to an article published in
The Economist by an uncredited
writer in Wellington, New Zealand, despite its electoral success, the
FijiFirst government is also "despised" by "many" native
implementing the 2013 Constitution of
Fiji which describes all of
Fiji's citizens as "Fijians", regardless of their ethnicity, causing
"some" indigenes to have fears of "cultural annihilation" and an
"Islamic conspiracy to control the country", due to the Attorney
Fiji being of Muslim background."
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Frank Bainimarama (2014–present)
Current Members of Parliament
Howard Politini Jnr
Former Members of Parliament
2006 Fijian coup d'état
2009 Fijian constitutional crisis
Fijian general election, 2014
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Fiji Labour Party (FLP)
Fiji United Freedom Party (FUFP)
National Federation Party (NFP)
Fiji Party (OFP)
People's Democratic Party (PDP)
Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA)
All Nationals Congress (ANC)
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Dodonu ni Taukei
Fijian Association Party
Fijian Association Party (FAP)
Fijian National Party (FNP)
Fiji Democratic Party (FDP)
Fijian Nationalist Party
Fijian Nationalist Party (FNP)
General Voters Party (GVP)
Girmit Heritage Party
Justice and Freedom Party
Lio 'On Famör Rotuma Party
National Alliance Party (NAP)
National Congress of Fiji
National Democratic Party (1960s) (NDP)
National Democratic Party (2006) (NDP)
Nationalist Vanua Tako Lavo Party
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New Labour Unity Party
New Labour Unity Party (NLUP)
New Nationalist Party (NNP)
People's National Party (PNP)
Party of National Unity (PANU)
Party of the Truth
Party of the Truth (POTT)
Parliamentary Organization for Indigenous
Savusavu Ratepayers and Citizens
Social Liberal Multicultural Party
Social Liberal Multicultural Party (SLMP)
Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua
Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL)
Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei
Soqosoqo ni Vakavulewa ni Taukei (SVT)
Sugar City Ratepayers Alliance
Grand Coalition (2006)
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