Fiji Time: 8:46 PM on Monday 26 September

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

One Fiji in the race

Shalveen Chand
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

THE One Fiji Party has become the seventh registered political party to contest the general election on September 17.

The Supervisor of Elections and Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, re-examined the proposed party's application and reversed his previous decision last Sunday.

The One Fiji Party's application was initially rejected because it was considered that the logo and name resembled that of the Fiji First Party.

"Having considered the matter, I have decided that the applicant's official name — the One Fiji Party — does not resemble FijiFirst enough to cause confusion for voters," said Mr Saneem.

He said it remained his opinion that the applicant's logo OneFiji too closely resembles FijiFirst's concept and he has therefore instructed the party to submit a new logo by August 5.

Mr Saneem said he instructed his staff to re-examine the application after it was discovered that an error was made during the data matching process.

"After the review, we were confident that the applicant met the minimum membership requirement in each division, making it eligible for registration," he said.

Mr Saneem explained he then reviewed the objection to the One Fiji Party's registration — submitted by the registered officer of FijiFirst on July 24, 2014, with the applicant's response.

The One Fiji Party becomes the seventh registered political party under the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree 2013.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.64960.6306
JPY 50.552947.5529
GBP 0.37940.3714
EUR 0.43930.4273
NZD 0.68810.6551
AUD 0.65150.6265
USD 0.49550.4785

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 26th September 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rawaca boosts program
  2. 'Stop this nonsense'
  3. Judge convicts pastor in rape trial
  4. Nausori runway closed, flights cancelled
  5. Ba fires warning shot, beats Suva
  6. Transit hub
  7. Work on 10-acre plot to start soon
  8. Couple brings Happy Time Coffee to Labasa
  9. Order paper
  10. FRA clarifies dispute

Top Stories this Week

  1. Nurse is a lawyer Friday (23 Sep)
  2. Ali beats 'death sentence' Thursday (22 Sep)
  3. Road closure Saturday (24 Sep)
  4. Pastor makes case in rape trial Wednesday (21 Sep)
  5. Rawaca out Sunday (25 Sep)
  6. After Ben Ryan Thursday (22 Sep)
  7. Private jets attract attention at Nadi Airport Sunday (25 Sep)
  8. Three Cavuilati, 6 Olympians in Fiji 7s squad Sunday (25 Sep)
  9. Under-20 named Tuesday (20 Sep)
  10. Losing dad at Class 4 inspires Macanalagi Friday (23 Sep)