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Fiji

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Parliament

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Parliament
Chamber name
Parliament (Parliament)
Parliamentary term (years)
4

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1997 to 2000
from 2002 to 2007
from 2015
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Asia-Pacific Group

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
Speaker of Parliament
Speaker
Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (Male)
Year of birth
1941
Term
11.02.2019
Additional information
Elected on 11 Feb. 2019. Although the Speaker is elected among persons who are qualified for election as a member of parliament s/he does not become member of parliament. The Deputy Speaker is, however, elected amongst members of parliament (excluding Ministers).
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Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary General
Viniana Namosimalua (Female)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
51
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Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
51
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
51
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Men The number of male parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
41
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
10
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
19.61% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
51 See historical data for this field.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
892
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Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
17,490 See historical data for this field.

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature.

 

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Iliesa Delana (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
69
Oldest member
Ro Teimumu Kepa (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.