Labasa By-Election

  • 4th December 2003
  • 2003
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Eleven thousand voters go to the on Saturday polls in the by-election for Labasa Rural Indian Communal seat scheduled for Saturday 6 December made vacant by the death of Labour MP Latif Subedar.

The five-way battle gets underway at 7am and wraps up by 7pm. The one-day polling will be conducted at 18 stations. This is the first by-election to be subjected to one-day polling for Fiji. Legal action by the FLP in protest was thrown out by the courts.

FLP had opposed one-day polling as there are 11,000 voters. However, Supervisor of Elections, Semesa Karavaki has expressed optimism that polling will go according to plan.

Fiji Labour Party is confident of winning the seat. FLP spokesperson, Kamlesh Prasad said that they were ready to go out and battle out the last round.

FLP candidate, Mohammed Rafiq is a Barrister & Solicitor and promises to work for the welfare of the people of Labasa and the nation as a whole.