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Fiji Elections 2018: Political Parties Act Commended By MOG

This was a recommendation that came from the Group as they released their report on the 2018 general elections.
21 Feb 2019 10:00
Fiji Elections 2018: Political Parties  Act Commended By MOG
Multinational Observer Group co-ordinator Alice Cawte.

The Multinational Observer Group has commended the Political Parties Act.

However, they asked that provisions be reviewed to allow people from trade unions to stand for elections while continue to wear their trade union hat.

This was a recommendation that came from the Group as they released their report on the 2018 general elections.

“MOG commends the intention of the Political Parties Act to implement strong governance standards for political parties and candidates.

Fiji’s requirements in this regard align with international good practice.

The requirements for public disclosure of party and candidates assets and liabilities, as well as the ban on corporations and foreign entities funding parties and candidates also support Fiji’s obligations under the UN Convention against Corruption.

“Similarly, Fiji’s cap of $10,000 each year for donations by individual to a political party- and the requirement for parties to make donors’ name public align with good international practice.”

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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