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Consider Multinational Observer Group Call, Says SODELPA

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) believes that recommendations put forward by the Multinational Observer Group should be considered as Fiji prepares for the 2018 general elections. Party general-secretary, Adi Litia
28 Jul 2016 10:32
Consider Multinational Observer Group Call, Says SODELPA
SODELPA Party General secretary Adi LItia Qionibaravi during the SODELPA party submission yesterday.Photo:Vilimoni Vaganalau.

Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) believes that recommendations put forward by the Multinational Observer Group should be considered as Fiji prepares for the 2018 general elections.

Party general-secretary, Adi Litia Qionibaravi while making submissions before the Standing Committee on Law, Justice and Human Rights at Parliament yesterday, said  the 2014 general elections recommendations by the group should be objectively considered and not taken only as allegations.

“Because the international community, in the interest of transparent accountability has increasingly demanded and expected nations to adhere to universal high values and standards, it is important that Fiji takes seriously the findings and recommendations by the group,” Adi Litia said.

She said as Fiji moved forward it was SODELPA’s prayer that the country would find an electoral process that would ensure that what she called the genuine will of the people was generated.

Adi Litia said the observers found that in spite of the work done by the Fijian Elections Office and the Electoral Commission many in rural areas still did not get enough essential voter information.

“All parties must have welcomed the presence of Policewomen/men but most also did not see a need as no one anticipated any criminal interference in the elections process,” she said.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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