18 Apr 2013

Fiji slams EU election observers - wants PNG monitors next year

7:09 pm on 18 April 2013

The Fiji Government has proposed a joint Papua New Guinea/ Melanesian Spearhead Group mission to monitor the elections in Fiji next year.

Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama put the proposal to his PNG counterpart, Peter O'Neill at a dinner he hosted in Port Moresby on Thursday.

According to FBC Commodore Bainimarama says he does not want a repeat of the events of 2006 when despite what he says were glaring anomalies and fraud, the European Union Observers declared the elections credible.

He says Fiji will need an observer group with integrity.