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Mr. Mohammed Saneem is the Fijian Supervisor of Elections and the Head of the Fijian Elections Office [FEO]. He is also the Registrar of Political Parties. He was appointed to this position by His Excellency, the then President of the Republic of Fiji, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, on 28 March, 2014.

In this role, he is responsible for conducting national elections, the registration of voters, the registration of political parties and the registration of candidates.

Prior to his appointment as the Supervisor of Elections, Mr. Saneem served as the acting Permanent Secretary responsible for Elections and Registrar of Political Parties. This was in addition to his role as the Acting Permanent Secretary for Justice, Anti- Corruption and Communications. He was also the Chairperson of the National Anti-Money Laundering Council.

Under his leadership, the FEO conducted the 2014 General Election. This Election was of historic significance as it was held after a lapse of eight [8] years. In addition, Fiji had a completely new electoral system.  Over 84 percent of the 591,101 voted in the first ever one [1] day election. The number of invalid votes recorded was 0.75 percent – compared to 11.75 percent in 2009 and 13.6 percent in 2006.

For the first time, Fiji introduced the Electronic Voter Registration [EVR] and over 591,101 voters were registered. Mr. Saneem organised and conducted the voter registration drives in New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Following the 2014 General Election, Mr. Saneem has led the FEO to become a regional leader in advocating electoral best practices. Mr. Saneem headed the Pacific Islands Forum Election Observation Mission to the General Election for the Autonomous Region of Bougainville and was also part of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Observer Mission to the 2016 Vanuatu Snap Election.

Mr. Saneem also serves as a representative to the Steering Committee of the Commonwealth Electoral Network. He is also the Melanesian Representative to the PIANZEA Advisory Group. In 2015, Fiji also became a member of the Association of World Electoral Bodies [A-WEB]. Mr. Saneem has also represented Fiji and the FEO at numerous international events.

Mr. Saneem has previously served as the Chairperson of the Land Transport Industry Review Committee, and acting Chief Registrar for the High Court of Fiji, a Magistrate and a Commissioner for Legal Aid Commission.

Mr. Saneem began his legal career in a private practice in Fiji.

He obtained his Professional Diploma in Legal Practice [PDLP] and Bachelor of Law [LLB] from the University of the South Pacific [USP].

Mr. Saneem was born in Labasa and attended Labasa College.

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