Bishop congratulates Fiji for holding elections

Update: 1:58PM AUSTRALIA’S Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop has congratulated Fiji for successfully holding its first democratic elections since 2006.

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In a statement, Ms Bishop
said she welcomed the provisional statement of the Multi-National Observer
Group which found that the conditions were in place for Fijians to exercise
their right to vote freely and that the outcome was on track to broadly
represent the will of the Fijian voters.

“I commend the work of
the Multinational Observer Group, co-led by the Hon Peter Reith of Australia,
Ambassador Wahid Supriyadi of Indonesia and Sayan Chatterjee of India,” she