Since gaining independence in 1970, Fiji has experienced a cycle of elections followed by coups followed by new constitutions. In 2014, Fiji held its first democratic elections since the last coup in 2006.
Under the current system, Fiji has a single national constituency comprising of 50 members, which means that citizens can bring issues to the attention of any of the 50 members of parliament.
In 2016, International IDEA helped facilitate a workshop on accountability in democracy. In April 2018, International IDEA began working on the European Union-funded C3 Fiji Project, titled “Upholding Citizens’ Constitutional Rights for Democratic Consolidation”.