13 Dec 2018

Fijian Elections Office prepares for challenge

6:51 pm on 13 December 2018

Fiji election result counting

Photo: RNZ Pacific/ Koroi Hawkins

The Fijian Elections Office is preparing court documents to respond to allegations made by opposition parties about last month's election.

The National Federation Party and SODELPA are jointly challenging the results of the election and have named the Supervisor of Elections as a respondent in the action.

The office said it's received a joint petition from Sitiveni Rabuka and Biman Prasad, the party leaders.

It said separate petitions had also been received from Satish Kumar and Jone Dakuvula.

Mr Dakuvula represents Unity Fiji.

The office said it'll work closely with the office of the Solicitor General to prepare all the necessary documents which are expected to be filed according to the court's timetable.

It also said all election materials are secure and safely under the guard of Fiji's police force.

Frank Bainimarama's FijiFirst part won the November 14 election with 50.02 percent of the vote.