The Fijian Elections Office [FEO] has begun rolling out activities towards the 2018 General Election, by holding its first meeting with the seven [7] registered Political Parties at its headquarters today.

The meeting provided a platform for the FEO to inform and advise the registered Political Parties of the upcoming activities and electoral calendar, as well as facilitate constructive discussions amongst those present.

In attendance were representatives from:

  1. Fiji United Freedom Party [FUFP];
  2. Fiji Labour Party [FLP];
  3. National Federation Party [NFP];
  4. FijiFirst; and
  5. Social Democratic Liberal Party [SODELPA]

With the exception of People’s Democratic Party [PDP] and One Fiji Party [OFP], whose representatives were not present.

The FEO is taking pro-active measures to keep all political parties informed and to facilitate discussions in the lead up to the 2018 General Election, as per the rec

Supervisor of Elections, Mr Mohammed Saneem, and party representatives at the meeting.

ommendations of the Multi-Observer Group [MOG] Report following the 2014 General Election.

The MOG Report recommendation states that ‘The Fijian Elections Office should provide clear information materials in advance of the election, which includes the role of political party polling agents in the polling process.’

Additionally, the MOG Report recommendation also states that ‘More comprehensive training for party polling agents on their role and responsibilities in the electoral process should be provided by political parties or other responsible bodies.’

The registered political parties and the Supervisor of Elections have agreed to scheduled quarterly meetings throughout 2017.

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