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  1. Fiji Vs. United States

  2. Leaders Fiji United States • President • EpeliNailatikau • Elected • Five year term (renewable 1 time) • Qualifications: • Must be a Fijian citizen. • Must meet the qualifications required of candidates for the House of Representatives. • President • Barack Obama • Elected • Four Years (renewable 1 time) • Qualifications: • Be a native-born U.S. citizen. • Be at least 35 years of age. • Live in the United States for at least 14 years.

  3. Lawmaking Bodies Fiji Untied States • The Parliament of Fiji • Bicameral • Consists of 71 members • Congress • Bicameral • Consists of 535 members

  4. Bill of Rights Fiji United States • Right of Speech • No Right to Bear Arms • Freedom of the Press • Freedom of Religion • Right of Speech • Right to Bear Arms • Freedom of the Press • Freedom of Religion

  5. Political Parties Fiji United States • Mult-party • NaiqamaLalabalavu, its key figures included insurrectionist George Speight. The party merged into the SoqosoqoDuavataniLewenivanua in March 2006, but was revived in 2008. • Fijian Political Party, better known by its Fijian name, SoqosoqoniVakavulewaniTaukei (SVT), ethnic Fijian; the governing party from 1992 to 1999, but decimated in 1999 and anihlated in 2001. Partially merged into the Fiji Democratic Party in June 2002. • Lio 'On FamörRotuma Party (LFR), a party representing Rotuman Islanders, led by SakumanuPene • New Nationalist Party, led by SaulaTelawa. A splinter from the NVTLP • Party of National Unity(PANU) - multiracial party founded in 1998 by SairusiGagavoka; now merged into the People's National Party (PNP), though it was revived. • Party of the Truth (POTT), led by NimiloteFifita • Multi-Party • Democrats • liberal • Republicans • conservative

  6. Elections and Voting Fiji United States • 18 years old to vote • Fijian Citizenship • Live in Fiji for 2 years prior • Parliamentary every 8 years • Presidential every 4 years • 18 years old to vote • Must be U.S. citizen • Elections held every 2 years • Generals, Primaries

  7. Taxes and Finance Fiji United States • Income tax • Through Tourism, Sugarcane exports, fish exports • 268 million on Education • 167 million on Health Care • 1.9% of GDP for Military • Income tax • Property tax • Gift Tax • Etc..

  8. Law Fiji United States • 982 prisoners • 2.8 murders in every 100,000 people • Have death penalty but don’t use it. • Court System: • 2,019,234 prisoners • 5.9 murders in every 100,000 people • Have death penalty • Two different court systems: the federal court system and the state court systems

  9. Relations with the United States Fiji and the US have a poor Relation due to the fact that Fiji has an Unelected Gov.