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It’s Time For Fijians To Vote Again For The Next Parliament Says Chandra

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Suresh Chandra has outlined the task at hand after the Issuance of the Writ for the 2018 General Election by the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi
01 Oct 2018 13:18
It’s Time For Fijians To Vote Again For The Next Parliament Says Chandra
A Fijian Election Office official helps out a voter during their registration awareness last Saturday. Photo: FEO

Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Suresh Chandra has outlined the task at hand after the Issuance of the Writ for the 2018 General Election by the President, Major-General (Ret’d) Jioji Konusi Konrote.

He said the Commission is optimistic that this year’s General Election will set new benchmarks.

“This is only possible if voters exercise their democratic right and come out to work.”

 

Mr Chandra outlined the following key dates:

There are 8 registered political parties that are eligible to contest the General Election:
 FijiFirst
 Social Democratic Liberal Party
 National Federation Party
 Peoples Democratic Party
 Fiji Labour Party
 Freedom Alliance
 Unity Fiji; and,
 HOPE

However, the People’s Democratic Party will be sitting out this year’s general after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with SODELPA.

 

The total number of registered voters as of 17th September 2018:

  • 634,120 out of which 314,686 are females and 319,434 are males.
  • Registration will close at 6pm today.
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