2018 General Election: Democracy works when voters exercise their right

University of the South Pacific economist, Dr Neelesh Gounder. Picture: SUPPLIED

ELECTIONS are an integral component of the democratic process and democracy truly works when voters exercise their right to participate in the electoral process.

Highlighting this, University of the South Pacific academic Dr Neelesh Gounder said it was important for the voters to not only understand the big issues in this election, but also policies that would impact them at the individual and household level.

“The issue of personal economic self-interest will always be there but issues of national importance should also be considered,” Dr Gounder said.

He said voters needed to think about the household, community and national problems that they wanted people in government to address.

* More in today’s edition (Monday, October 22, 2018) of The Fiji Times and in our e-Edition.

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