Polling officials counting Postal ballots

Update: 4:49PM ONLY postal ballots remain to be counted, says Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem.

Mr Saneem says otherwise all ballots have been counted,the Fijian Elections Office staff are entering the data and of that 1416 polling stations have had their data entered.

He says 609 polling station data is yet to be entered.

According to latest official release by the FEO, 334,313 votes have been counted.

This accounts for 133,360 voters from the West, 132,294 from the Central Division, 51,123 from the North and 17,236 voters from the Eastern Division.

FijiFirst still leads with 193,281 votes followed by SODELPA on 98,543, NFP has 18,125, PDP has 10,881 while FLP has 7761.

Even after the announcement at 4pm, only FijiFirst and SODELPA have crossed the threshold of 27,500.

If the other parties dont get as many votes, they will miss out on a parliamentary seat.