Observers begin work in Fiji
August 26, 2014 1:06 am
The Multinational Observer Group for the Fiji elections says it’s committed to ensuring they work with transparency and credibility.
MOG Coordinator Andrew Goledzinowski says the observer group is made up of 15 countries – each of whom will be putting their name on the final report on the September election.
He says none of the observers have any doubts on what is required of them.
It’s about providing confidence. It’s about not just the international community’s confidence in what is happening in Fiji – it’s about providing some level of confidence to the Fijian voting public, that in fact this election will be as good as it can in terms of its integrity and effectiveness.
The MOG began its work from the 18th of this month, taking note of the processes going on at the Elections Office and the court case over the weekend.
An initial report is likely to be announced a day after polling with a more comprehensive outcome expected within 2 months.
Goledzinowski says while the total number of observers isn’t known as yet – he’s confident they’ll have enough numbers to cover most of Fiji, especially remote areas.