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Writ for the 2018 General Election issued

September 30, 2018 10:01 pm

The Writ of Election for the 2018 Fijian General Election has been issued by President Major General Retired Jioji Konrote this morning.

Issuing the Writ to Chair of the Electoral Commission, Suresh Chandra, President Konrote highlighted under the constitution of Fiji, it has become necessary to hold an election of members to seek and vote in parliament.

The President adds, therefore, in exercise of the powers issued in section 59 -1 of the constitution and section 21 of the Electoral Commission 2014 and on the advice of Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, he commands the Electoral Commission to course an election to be held according to the law.

He appointed that at 6pm today, the registration of voters for the election is to close and that the Fijian Elections Office is to receive the nominations of candidates by midday October 15th.

The General Election is to take place on November 14th and pre-poll and postal voting prior to this.

The President also highlighted the name of candidates, elected as members of parliament are to be endorsed and the writ to be returned on or before 28th November.

Among the announcement for the Writ were representatives for political parties, members of the Multi-National Observer Group, the speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister and Supervisor of Elections including members of the diplomatic corps.

This is the second time, Fijians will head to the polls under the 2013 National Constitution.

The 2018 General Election will be held on November 14th – 44 days from today.