Electoral Commission to partner with UN for next election
July 12, 2017 11:12 pm
The Electoral Commission Chairman Suresh Chandra met with UN Resident Coordinator Osnat Lubrani this week to discuss partnership opportunities for the upcoming General Election next year.
With the Commission’s theme of choice – ‘Raising the Standards in the Delivery of Elections in Fiji’ in mind, the discussions revolved around exploring further opportunities with the UN.
Chandra says he informed Lubrani on the success of the 2014 General Elections and how they were gearing up for 2018.
He updated Lubrani about the Commissions recent announcement as to its position on the Multi National Observer Group Report, Electoral Commission Report of 2014.
The Commission also highlighted that they have implemented up to 19 recommendations from the MOG report and disagreed with 10 recommendations and nine for which we do not have any power.
Chandra also stressed the partnership to be created between the Commission and the UNDP to enhance electoral capacities of ordinary Fijians as well as the Fijian Elections Office.