MOG is an independent entity: Cawte
October 6, 2018 4:47 am
Multi National Observer Group Coordinator Alice Cawte wants Fijians to have confidence in them.
Cawte stressed that MOG is an independent entity and have committed to impartiality, independence and objectivity.
She says the co-leads and the government have agreed on the terms of reference for their activities and all observers will commit to a Code of Conduct.
" We are here to engage with stakeholders across Fiji about the Electoral Process. We want to talk to as many people as possible, as many institutions and organizations as possible about their experiences. We want to talk to people from all walks of life across Fiji – including from political parties, candidates, civil society including faith based organizations, women’s groups as well and non-government organizations and the government."
Cawte says the MOG will stay in Fiji and travel through-out until polling day finishes, when the votes have been counted, the results decided and disseminated.
“The MOG’s mission is to access whether Fijian voters are able to exercise their right to vote freely and whether the outcome broadly represents the will of all the Fijian voters.”
At the end of the process MOG members will issue a statement detailing their observations and offer any recommendations they may have for future elections.
Australia, India and Indonesia are co-chairing the Multinational Observer Group and other countries will join them in the coming weeks.