Observers on the move
18 September, 2014, 12:00 am
WHILE thousands of Fijians cast their votes yesterday, the Multinational Observer Group was busy working around the country observing that the election was carried out in a transparent manner.
The 92 observers started work following the commencement of polling at 6.30am yesterday.
Observer, Daniel Salter of the UK who was stationed at the Adi Cakobau School in Sawani said he was there from the start to see the way the voting process was being conducted.
According to the MOG, the observers were there for the opening of polls, voting, the closing of polls and counting of votes across Fiji.
Areas covered by the group included Taveuni, Labasa, Savusavu, Rakiraki, Tavua, Lautoka, Nadi, Serua, Pacific Harbour/Navua, Lami, Vunidawa, Nakelo (Visama), Suva, Tamavua, Nasinu, Kalabu, Sawani, Muana, Logani, Verata, Ovea, Nausori and Ovalau.
The group also revealed they would be present throughout the night at the national counting and results centre in Suva as counting would take four to seven days.