Report – By Mads Anneberg in Suva
Leaders of the five major opposition parties in Fiji today signed a joint statement rejecting the general election as free and free – even before the counting had ended.
SODELPA, National Federation Party (NFP), People’s Democratic Party (PDP), One Fiji Party and the Fiji Labour Party said they reject the result “based on the evidence available which points to a coordinated and systematic effort to defraud the citizens of Fiji of a free and fair election”.
The parties claim there has been tampering of ballot boxes. SODELPA leader Ro Teimumu Kepa said that they wanted their issues addressed before they would accept the result of the election.
Minister Responsible for Elections Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said he did not give much credibility to the statement. Read more »