MOG recommendation: Reduce party registration requirement

Update: 5:20PM CONSIDERATION should be given to reducing requirements for party registration and activities for Fiji’s next General Election, the Multinational Observer Group has recommended.

In its final report published on its website, the MOG
said public office holders, including trade union officers, should be allowed
to be political party members.

The
registration of political parties in the country is governed by the
Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Decree 2013.

Under this Decree, the Registrar of Political Parties
(the Supervisor of Elections) is responsible for the registration of political
parties.

Seven
political parties were registered to contest the 2014 election:

– FijiFirst;

– Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA);

– National Federation Party (NFP);

– Peoples Democratic Party (PDP);

– Fiji Labour Party (FLP);

– One Fiji Party (OFP); and

–  Fiji United Freedom Party (FUFP).

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