26 Sep 2014

TI Fiji commends Fiji election

3:59 pm on 26 September 2014

Transparency International Fiji has commended Fiji following the election, saying that now Fiji must make

commitments towards achieving a visible national culture of accountability.

The group's chairperson Dr Donasiano Ruru says this was an important step to take post-election.

Dr Ruru says despite perceptions about conditions not being ideal, the people have demonstrated their desire to participate in the election and a successful national election is an important step in the nation's return to democracy.

Dr Ruru said in order for democracy to be sustainable however, accountability and transparency were both paramount.

A woman votes in the Fiji elections.

A woman votes in the Fiji elections. Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley