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Decree section amended

Shalveen Chand
Saturday, August 02, 2014

THE Electoral Decree's section relating to the residency requirements of election candidates has been amended.

The law previously required that people wishing to be election candidates be ordinarily resident in Fiji for two years.

The changes to the law mean a person can be a candidate only if he or she has been "present and living in Fiji for an aggregate period of not less than 18 months out of the two years immediately before being nominated".

Solicitor-General Sharvada Sharma delivered a copy of the Decree to lawyers for National Federation Party election candidate Makareta Waqavonovo in the High Court in Suva yesterday.

The Government Gazette signed by Chief Justice Anthony Gates came into force on Thursday.





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