23 Jun 2017

Fiji's opposition parties launch new electoral laws campaign

From , 3:04 pm on 23 June 2017

Fiji's opposition parties have launched a campaign to get new electoral laws in place to ensure free and fair elections.

The five opposition parties are gearing up to fight the polls next year and are concerned time is running out for a raft of changes they want.

The 2014 election was deemed to be credible and broadly representative of the people, but observers didn't use the term free and fair.

The leader of the Fiji United Freedom Party Jagath Karunaratne explained to Sally Round what has prompted their action now after talks with the Electoral Commission.

Voters queue at John Wesley College in Fiji

Voters queue at John Wesley College in Fiji Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley