Elected by the people of Fiji, Parliament is the legislative branch of the State. Parliament makes laws, represents the community in discussions about issues that affect them, investigates issues of importance to the community and scrutinises the actions of government.
Parliament has 50 members, who can either belong to a political party or be elected as independent members. Most members belong to a political party.
Parliament’s proceedings are chaired by an independent Speaker who is not a member of Parliament.
Members from the political party with the majority of seats in Parliament form the Government. The party/parties which are not part of the Government form the Opposition.