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AAP Factcheck: Pakistani Interference Claim In Fiji Election Doesn’t Pass Muster

As Fijians prepare to go to the polls on December 14, a report by an Indian-based Hindu news outlet is claiming the 2018 election was “conducted” by a Pakistani company.
02 Dec 2022 05:00
AAP Factcheck: Pakistani Interference Claim In Fiji Election Doesn’t Pass Muster

As Fijians prepare to go to the polls on December 14, a report by an Indian-based Hindu news outlet is claiming the 2018 election was “conducted” by a Pakistani company.

The Hindu Post article has been shared multiple times on Fijian Facebook pages (including here, here and here), in the process stoking tensions between the country’s Hindu and Muslim populations while also casting doubt on the legitimacy of the nation’s last election.

But the claim is false. The National Database & Registration Authority (NADRA), the Pakistani company referred to, was only contracted to provide election management software prior to the 2018 vote. Experts and the Fijian Elections Office (FEO) confirmed NADRA’s involvement ended in 2017 and its software did not deal with results, voting or counting.

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Story By: DAVID WILLIAM (AAP FACTCHECK JOURNALIST)

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