Fiji: Race and Politics in an Island State

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Appendixes

A: Candidates and Voting by Seat for the 1987 Election

INDIAN NATIONAL SEATS

North Eastern. Ishwari Bajpai ( Alliance Party): a Tavuan shopkeeper who initially built his business on the basis of its close proximity to the Vatukoula gold-mine; with the help of Alliance Party patronage, he was later able to expand his operations to Suva and elsewhere. Ahmed Bhamji (Coalition): mayor of Ba; age 37 (youngest mayor in the country); holder of a B.A. in economics; had worked for Coopers Lybrand and then for his family's business. Bhamji's popularity and energy were thought to make him a strong candidate for this seat, regarded as the west's most marginal seat. The seat was narrowly won in 1982 by Iqbal Khan of the NFP. Voters registered: 14,706 Indian, 11,225 Fijian, 285 General Elector, Total 26,216. Results: 12,786 Coalition, 9,946 Alliance Party.

East Central. K. R. Latchan ( Alliance Party): the sitting member. Madho Prasad (Coalition). This was considered a relatively safe Alliance Party seat. Voters registered: 7,995 Indian, 18,714 Fijian, 421 General Elector, Total 27,130. Results: 15,939 Alliance Party, 6,397 Coalition.

South Central. Narsi Raniga ( Alliance Party): age 44; born in Ba; received a B.A. from the University of Queensland in 1964; taught for a number of years and then went to the University of Auckland and Cambridge University for postgraduate courses; on his return, was made a district officer; has held numerous government posts since then (including several overseas in the diplomatic corps); held posts as permanent secretary of commerce and industry, of economic

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Chapter Two - Colonial and Precolonial Fiji 14
  • Chapter Three - Alliance Party Rule 53
  • Chapter Four - Fiji and the World 122
  • Chapter Five - the Fiji Labour Party 146
  • Chapter Six - the 1987 Election and the Coalition Government 207
  • Chapter Seven - the May Coup 243
  • Chapter Eight Aftermath of the First Coup 274
  • Chapter Nine the Second Coup and the Republic of Fiji 312
  • Chapter Ten Mara's Return 341
  • Appendixes 377
  • Appendixes 400
  • Notes 405
  • Bibliography 427
  • Index 441
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