Communal Constituencies

Some articles on constituencies, communal, communal constituencies:

National Constituencies (Fiji)
... National constituencies are a former feature of the Fijian electoral system ... suffrage on a common voters' roll, and for a strictly communal franchise, with Parliamentary constituencies allocated on an ethnic basis and elected only by voters enrolled as members of specific ... As a compromise, the British colonial rulers established both communal constituencies (allocated and elected ethnically) and "cross-voting" constituencies in 1966 ...
People's National Party (Fiji) - Background To The Merger
... On 24 June 2005, Bogileka announced that the party would concentrate on communal constituencies reserved for ethnic Fijians ... Before its merger into PANU, the party planned to contest the Fijian communal constituencies of Serua, Nadroga Navosa, North West Urban, Bua, Ra, Ba West and Ba West, and the open ... The so-called Open electorates, unlike the communal constituencies, are elected by universal suffrage ...
Communal Constituencies (Fiji)
... Communal constituencies have been the most durable feature of the Fijian electoral system ... In communal constituencies, electors enrolled as ethnic Fijians, Indo-Fijians, Rotuman Islanders, or General Electors (Europeans, Chinese, Banaba Islanders, and others) vote for a candidate of their own ... As a compromise, a number of national constituencies were established, allocated ethnically but elected by universal suffrage, but 25 of the 36 seats ...

Famous quotes containing the word communal:

    Limbo is the place. In Limbo one has natural happiness without the beatific vision; no harps; no communal order; but wine and conversation and imperfect, various humanity. Limbo for the unbaptized, for the pious heathen, the sincere sceptic.
    Evelyn Waugh (1903–1966)