Pacific Scoop’s Alistar Kata reports from today’s voting.
Report – By Alistar Kata in Suva
Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama took an early lead in provisional results in the Fiji general election tonight.
With provisional results from 170 out of 2025 polling stations processed, the Fiji First leader topped the five best-placed candidates with 13,946 votes, well ahead of rival National Federation Party’s Vane Koroi (5669) and SODELPA’s Ro Teimumu Kepa with 4090.
But in the party stakes, Fiji First had a narrow lead with 48.3 percent while SODELPA had 42.7 percent.
This is the first election in Fiji since Bainimarama staged a military coup in 2006. Read more »