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between the lines: 15th October, 2018

One citizenship HOPE and Unity Fiji provisional candidates better take note before their names are submitted to the Fijian Elections Office. Those with dual citizenship must give up their foreign
15 Oct 2018 13:19
between the lines: 15th October, 2018

One citizenship

HOPE and Unity Fiji provisional candidates better take note before their names are submitted to the Fijian Elections Office.

Those with dual citizenship must give up their foreign passport before they become eligible to stand in the General Election. One provisional candidate, Adi Narayan of SODELPA, was disqualified because he did not give up his Canadian passport.

The other requirement is that you must reside here for at least two years.

Overseas trips

For those planning to stand in the 2022 General Election, watch your overseas trips.

Under the electoral law they can’t be away for more than 18 months in two years unless they are on official Government business or duties or holding an official Government position in any other country. That’s why Naziah Ali (FijiFirst) and Feroz Mohammed (National Federation Party) were disqualified from contesting the November 14 General Election.

Mr Mohammed  claimed he had complained to the Supervisor of Elections (SoE) against  Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama for taking too many trips overseas.

SOE Mohammed Saneem said  he did not receive anything from Mr Mohammed.

Spotlight on politician

When debate broke out about some form of control over social media, the Opposition jumped on the high horse and opposed the control idea saying it was an attack on media freedom and freedom of expression. Now it has come back to haunt a politician from the same camp. His alleged clandestine activities have been widely circulated.

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