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Learn from us, says Indonesia

By TEVITA VUIBAU
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Update: 12:09PM INDONESIAN Ambassador Chandra Salim says he hopes Fiji can learn a few lessons from his country regarding the operation of an efficient and democratic general election.

Mr Salim, who was on hand to witness the launching of the Elections Office website, said elections in Indonesia were done in half a day.

"In fact, in Indonesia, our last election involved around four million personnel for elections only, and it was a half-day election from 8am to 12 and then we had counting before the people," Ambassador Salim said.

"So what I'm saying is that Fiji can learn from this and maybe attempt the same."

He added having constant interaction, education and awareness programs would also go a long way in ensuring all Fijians understood the electoral system.





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