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Grandmother Braves Sun To Vote

Grandmother Braves Sun To Vote
Sunil Datt enjoys what he does and has been selling produce for the last nine years. Photo: Karalaini Tavi.
September 18
10:44 2014

The hot sun in Suva yesterday did not stop voters and even senior citizens from standing in long lines to cast their votes.

Mereadani Magimagi, 64, a grandmother, was among voters who braved the hot sun at the polling station at Delaivalelevu in Nasinu yesterday to cast her vote.

Witnessing her third election, Mrs Magimagi said she was happy to cast her vote.

“I never bother standing in the sun in a long line because I want to vote today (yesterday). This is the only time I am able to have a chance to choose a government to take Fiji forward,” Mrs Magimagi said.

“I was also making sure that I’m not held up with anything today because I want to come and vote.”

She said it was vital for all voters to exercise their rights to vote because they would only be able to have a say in the governing of the country for another four years.

“This is the time we can choose the right people to lead the country, so it’s important that we all come out in numbers and vote,” she said.

Voting for the 2014 General Elections ended at 6pm yesterday.

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