4 Sep 2013

Fiji election official studies Australia polls

6:20 pm on 4 September 2013

Fiji's Permanent Secretary Responsible for Elections, Mohammed Saneem, is in Australia to observe Saturday's federal election.

Mr Saneem says he is pleased to have this opportunity to observe how elections are run in Australia.

He says the visit also gives him a chance to see what lessons can be applied to Fiji.

The regime has promised elections within a year under a new electoral system.

The last election in Fiji was held in May 2006 but the military shut down parliament seven months later when it carried out a coup and removed the government.