Fiji

Parliament

Political system
Parliamentary system
Structure of parliament
Unicameral
IPU membership
Yes

Law-making

Data on parliament’s law-making role and activities

Legislative activity

Number of laws adopted by parliament, per year
49
(2022)
Total number of laws adopted by Parliament in the previous legislature
161
(2018-11 - 2018-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by parliament
0
(2018-11 - 2018-12)
Number of laws adopted in the previous legislature that were initiated by the government
161
(2018-11 - 2018-12)
Percentage of laws initiated by parliament in the previous legislature
0%
(2018-11 - 2018-12)
Dates of the previous legislature
06 Oct 2014 to 30 Sep 2018
(2018-11 - 2018-12)

Executive-legislative relations

Legislation adopted by parliament requires the assent of the Head of State
Yes

Sources: Constitution, article 48

Number of times the Head of State declined to give assent to legislation, per year
0
(2022)
Consequences when the Head of State declines to give assent to legislation
Not applicable

Notes:

The legislation is considered assented to after 7 days have passed from initial presentation to the President.

Constitution, art. 48

Standing Order of the Parliament of Fiji, Section 89(3)

Final decision when parliament and the Head of State do not agree
Constitutional/Supreme Court

Existence of a procedure to introduce emergency legislation

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Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No