10 Mar 2014

No word from Fiji on promised Electoral Decree

5:27 pm on 10 March 2014

Despite promises its electoral decree would be finalised by Friday last week, there has been no word on the matter from the Fiji Government.

On Tuesday last week, the Government said it would be completed by the end of the week.

The Fiji regime has been under criticism for not releasing the decree earlier, as it contains the rules for campaigning leading up to the election, promised by the end of September.

The decree was originally due by the end of February, but the Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, said that delay was due to the adverse weather conditions.

He says the decree addresses many practical election issues, but as yet there is no word on when it will be published.