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By Brij V. Lal, Peter Larmour

Elections can raise stress in ethnically divided societies, like Fiji. the way in which constituencies are drawn and votes counted may also have an effect on the end result. First-past-the submit can carry lopsided effects, whereas proportional illustration can give over the top impact to small, fringe events. Fiji’s structure overview fee believed a process of different balloting in ethnically combined constituencies might inspire politicians, and events, take into consideration the pursuits of alternative ethnic teams. This e-book assesses their options, seems at choices, and considers how they could paintings in Fiji.** [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]

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Everything in the experience of Fiji confirms that the nature of the voting system moulds the character of political parties. They respond to the forces which will determine their success or otherwise at the polls. Political scientists differ about the best way of encouraging moderation and cooperations across ethnic lines. Some argue that, in Brij V. Lal Electoral in divided societies: the Constitution Review order to come together in stable multi-ethnic coalitions or perhaps a multi-ethnic party, political parties must have strong electoral incentives to take account of the interest of other communities.

A multiplicity of parties Ethnic communities in Fiji have never remained united in support of a single political party. Some parties are already committed to encouraging multi-ethnic membership. The willingness of members of the various communities to support such a party depends on whether it will take account of the interests of all communities. There is already a base for cooperation among communities and parties, which could be strengthened by electoral incentives for communities to cooperate rather than compete.

The Preamble it recommends acknowledges the culturally rich and diverse character of the country. The Compact provides a (non-justiciable) framework for the principles upon which the conduct of the government should be based, and the interests and values which need to be recognised in the formation of governments. Its recommendations on Affirmative Action emphasise the need for more non-racial inclusiveness, while taking proper account of the interests and aspirations of the communities indigenous to Fiji.

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