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Electoral Commission boycotts number draw

By SHALVEEN CHAND
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Update: 3:05PM THE draw of the numbers for the National Candidates List took place this morning at the Fijian Elections Office.

But the Fijian Electoral Commission was not present.

Minutes before the start of the draw, the Commission called a press briefing where the chair Chen Bunn Young said they would not take part in the draw because the Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem had failed to honour a directive by them to consider their decision on the objections and appeals.

According to their decision, Fiji First Partys Praveen Bala Kumar was out and Fiji Labour Partys Steven Singh was allowed back in.

Mohammed Saneem stuck to the decision he took yesterday and said the Commission had passed the deadline and he went ahead with the 249 names he had on Tuesday August 19.

 





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