Electoral Decree by next week
17:06 Wed Mar 12, 2014
Taken from/By: FBC News Report by: Edwin Nand
The Electoral Decree will now be out by next week.
The regulations which will govern the September polls, were initially expected to be released last week.
Electoral Commission Chairman Chen Bunn Young says the delay is due to ongoing discussions with the Solicitor General’s Office.
“It provides for new things and as a commission when we look at it, the Decree has to bring about a fair and credible election. So we made our comments, and there was an exchange back and forth. They came back for clarifications, they asked why we were making this particular comment on this particular section. There was dialogue back and forth.”
Young also confirms there will be progress with the appointment of an Elections Supervisor by the end of this month.