Fiji gets the better of New Zealand voting system

In past Fijian elections, there have been several incidences of vote tampering, ballot box stacking and in one particular example, more votes cast than registered electors in a constituency. Despite international observers in the past declaring elections free and fair it is obvious to all that Fiji’s past elections have been far from that. I had an extensive interview with…

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Labour cries foul but prepares for the fight

Fiji goes to the polls on September 17, 2014 after a lapse of about eight years since the Army takeover in December 2006. The 2014 general election is a radical departure from past electoral norms and conventions. The entire process and rules governing the elections have been unilaterally imposed by the unelected Bainimarama regime without any consultations or discussions with…

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Bainimarama unleashes the hidden power of Fijians

Fiji’s Interim Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama believes that the general election due to be held on September 17, 2014 would be a turning point for Fiji and inaugurate a new chapter of progress and prosperity for its people. He believes that Fijians are finally free from their erstwhile racial segregation and that he has unleashed their hidden power…

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