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PDP calls for observer access

Nasik Swami
Saturday, April 26, 2014

THE People's Democratic Party says international observers play a crucial role in the election and should be allowed unfettered access.

Party interim president Adi Sivia Qoro said for a government to be genuinely interested in an election, its processes and results, being perceived as credible, fair and free, then international observers such as the EU and Commonwealth must be allowed into the country to monitor the general election.

"International observation missions are independent and neutral bodies whose mandate is to assess the election process against international election standards and, as in the case of Fiji, the Electoral Decree in place," Adi Sivia said.

She said the analysis conducted would cover the legal framework, the functions of the election administration, the campaign activities of political parties and candidates, conduct of the media, the voting and the counting, the complaints and appeals process and the announcement of the results.

"The election is about the people and their right to exercise their right to vote and to choose the government that they wish to govern them."

Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, while announcing the Electoral Decree last month, said a lot of countries had shown interest in sending observer missions to Fiji.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said the Fiji Government had requested that Australia lead the observer mission.








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