20 Dec 2018

Big screen outside Fiji court for elections dispute case

1:37 pm on 20 December 2018

The elections dispute case in Fiji has been livestreamed on a big screen outside the court in central Suva this morning.

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MPs from the governing FijiFirst party and the Supervisor of Elections are facing petitions disputing the results of last month's election.

A big screen was placed outside the court buildings to hear proceedings brought by the petitioners, the leaders of the opposition parties, SODELPA and the NFP.

Lawyers for the petitioners said they would be calling eight witnesses before the Court of Disputed Returns including two election candidates, party agents who were at the counting centre and party officials.

Two other petitions disputing the election results are also before the court.

The hearing continues this afternoon.

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