Suva City Indian Communal is a former electoral division of Fiji, one of 19 communal constituencies reserved for Indo-Fijians. Established by the 1997 Constitution, it came into being in 1999 and was used for the parliamentary elections of 1999, 2001, and 2006. (Of the remaining 52 seats, 27 were reserved for other ethnic communities and 25, called Open Constituencies, were elected by universal suffrage). The electorate covered the nucleus of Suva City, Fiji's capital.

The 2013 Constitution promulgated by the Military-backed interim government abolished all constituencies and established a form of proportional representation, with the entire country voting as a single electorate.

Election results

In the following tables, the primary vote refers to first-preference votes cast. The final vote refers to the final tally after votes for low-polling candidates have been progressively redistributed to other candidates according to pre-arranged electoral agreements (see electoral fusion), which may be customized by the voters (see instant run-off voting).

1999

Candidate Political party Votes %
Deo Narain Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,549 56.17
Wadan Lal Narsey National Federation Party (NFP) 5,111 43.87
Total 11,660 100.00

2001

Candidate Political party Votes %
Gyani Nand Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 6,768 74.65
Attar Singh National Federation Party (NFP) 1,976 21.80
Nardeo Mishra New Labour Unity Party (NLUP) 322 3.55
Total 9,066 100.00

2006

Candidate Political party Votes %
Gyani Nand Fiji Labour Party (FLP) 7,660 77.32
Chandra Kant Umaria National Federation Party (NFP) 1,675 16.91
Dildar Shah National Alliance Party (NAPF) 405 4.09
Mohammed Salamat Ali Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) 147 1.48
Shiu Ram Coalition of Independent Nationals (COIN) 20 0.20
Total 9,907 100.00

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