Low invalid votes: Fiji Elections
22 September, 2014, 11:13 am
Update: 11:13AM THE number of invalid votes in the general election was less than one per cent of the total votes cast.
It is a record for the elections officials when compared to the percentage of invalid votes in other elections.
Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem revealed this while announcing the final results of the election yesterday.
Mr Saneem said of the 496,364 votes received, 3714 or 0.75 per cent were invalid.
He said in the 2006 general elections, the total number of invalid votes was 6.4 per cent of the votes cast.
In one election, he said there was 11 per cent of invalid votes.
“The overall winner in this election is the electorate,” said Mr Saneem.
Of the 496,364 votes cast in the 2014 election, the FijiFirst Party scooped 293,714 votes.
FijiFirst Party leader and Prime Minister Rear Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama received 202,459 of the votes for his party.
The Social Democratic Liberal Party received the second highest number of votes followed by the National Federation Party, People’s Democratic Party, Fiji Labour Party, One Fiji Party, Fiji United Freedom Party, independent candidates Roshika Deo and Umesh Chand.