18 Sep 2014

Fiji parties reject election

6:20 pm on 18 September 2014

Political parties in Fiji opposed to Frank Bainimarama say they won't accept the results of the election.

Results are still coming in, with the provisional tally giving the leader a massive 60 percent of the vote.

Mick Beddoes and Mahendra Chaudhry

Mick Beddoes and Mahendra Chaudhry Photo: RNZI

Five political parties have signed a statement saying the election wasn't free and fair.

They've complained of multiple breaches including ballot box spoiling.

However, the multi national observer monitoring Fiji elections says the result broadly represents the will of Fijian voters.

Our reporter, Philippa Tolley reports.

"The multinational observer group says the election was conducted in an atmosphere of calm with an absence of electoral misconduct or evidence of intimidation. However, a group of opposing parties is claiming there were widespread irregularities. Provisional results from all but 40 of the polling stations, FijiFirst has a commanding lead of 60 percen of votes."