9 Mar 2013

Fiji political party registrar suddenly resigns, citing personal reasons

6:39 am on 9 March 2013

The registrar of political parties in Fiji has resigned with immediate effect, citing personal reasons.

Mere Vuniwaqa's resignation on Friday comes on the day her office was due to announce which parties, if any, had succeeded to be re-registered under the terms of a new decree.

A government release says Mohammed Saneem is the acting Chief Registrar until a replacement is announced next week.

The Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says Ms Vuniwaqa has performed her duties in an exemplary manner and the government wishes her well in her future endeavours.

The National Federation Party and the Fiji Labour Party applied for re-registration but there has been no word from the government or the political party registrar's office if they have been reconstituted.