8 Mar 2017

Fiji parliament to grow by one seat

6:39 pm on 8 March 2017

The next Fiji parliament is to be one seat bigger than the current parliament.

The chairman of the Fiji Electoral Commission, Suresh Chandra, says there will be 51 seats next year after the population grew and another seat is needed to maintain a similar ratio of seats to voters.

Mr Chandra says this is the first time in the country's history that the Commission has been empowered by the Constitution to alter the number of seats in parliament.