2018 General Election: Ballot boxes arrive from Taveuni and Ovalau

Ballot boxes from Taveuni and Ovalau arrive at the counting centre. Picture: MELA KATONIVUALIKU

BALLOT boxes from Taveuni and Ovalau have just arrived at the National Counting Centre at 11:45am today.

As of now 201 polling stations are left to be accounted for which includes these ballot boxes that have just arrived.

Latest result update indicates that Fiji First Party maintains its lead with 205831 votes or 50.06 per cent of the total votes while SODELPA is closely behind them with 163,553 votes which accounts for 39.78 per cent of the total votes.

NFP has 30,457 votes which accounts for 7.41 per cent of votes.

Individual candidates – Josaia Bainimarama has a total of 151,937 votes or 36.96 per cent, Sitiveni Rabuka with 69,680 votes or 16.95 per cent and Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum with 15838 votes or 3.85 per cent.

The final announcement of the winning party and candidate for the 2018 General Elections is expected to be made at Grand Pacific Hotel at 4pm if all goes according to schedule.

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