Elections 2018

Bainimarama, Rabuka top choice for PM

The 2018 General Elections looks to be a two-horse race with the leaders of the major political parties favourite for Fiji’s top job.

Staff Writers

June 5, 2017 10:22 am

PM Voreqe Bainimarama was the top choice, polling at 53% and SODELPA leader Sitiveni Rabuka second at 23%.  Both leaders had an equal support amongst men and women.


National Federation Party leader Biman Prasad polled at 5%, and Opposition leader Ro Teimumu Kepa at 4%.

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum and Fiji Labour Party leader Mahendra Chaudhary both polled at 1% each.

Interestingly, 12% of respondents rejected all of the current frontrunners, choosing the option “Someone Else”.

The survey was conducted via Newswire Messenger and attracted 2876 responses.  A computer program was used to extract a sample based on Fiji’s 2007 census data.

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