Fiji Facts

Population

903,207 (July 2014 est.) iTaukei 56.8% (predominantly Melanesian with a Polynesian admixture), Indian 37.5%, Rotuman 1.2%, other 4.5% (European, part European, other Pacific Islanders, Chinese) (2007 est.).

NOTE: 2010 law replaces ‘Fijian’ with ‘iTaukei’ when referring to the original and native settlers of Fiji. When using the term it is either ‘iTaukei’ (the Taukei) or ‘The Taukei’, never ‘the iTaukei’.

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Political Parties and Leaders

Fiji First Party (FFP) – Rear Admiral (Retired) Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) – Ro Teimumu Kepa

National Federation Party (NFP) – Mr Biman-Prasad

Fiji Labour Party (FLP) – Mr Mahendra Chaudhry

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – Mr James Anthony

One Fiji Party (OFP) – Mr Filimoni Vosaroga

Political Parties Prior to September 17, 2014 Election:

Dodonu Ni Taukei Party (DNT) – Fereti S. DEWA

Fiji Democratic Party (FDP) – Filipe BOLE (a merger of the Christian Democrat Alliance (VLV) – Poesci Waqalevu BUNE, Fijian Association Party (FAP) –  Josefata Kamikamica, Fijian Political Party (SVT) – Sitiveni RABUKA (primarily Fijian), and New Labor Unity Party (NLUP) – Ofa SWANN)

Fiji Labor Party (FLP) – Mahendra CHAUDHRY

General Voters Party (GVP) (became part of United General Party)

Girmit Heritage Party (GHP)

Justice and Freedom Party (AIM)

Lio ‘On Famor Rotuma Party (LFR)

National Federation Party (NFP) – Pramond RAE (primarily Indian)

Nationalist Vanua Takolavo Party (NVTLP) – Saula TELAWA

National Alliance Party (NAP) – Ratu Epeli Ganilau

Party of National Unity (PANU) – Ponipate LESAVUA

Party of the Truth (POTT)

United Fiji Party/Sogosogo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) – Laisenia QARASE

United Peoples Party (UPP) – Millis Mick BEDDOES

Source: Wikipedia

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