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Electoral Decree grants blanket immunity to election officials even if they rig the election.

Fiji Labour Party says regime decree shields vote-riggers

Updated at 4:04 am today

Fiji’s Labour Party says there is no chance of free and fair elections under a decree that could protect vote riggers.

The party’s president, Lavinia Padarath, says that Section 3 (3) of the Electoral Decree grants blanket immunity to election officials for their work or omissions.

Ms Padarath says this signifies that if vote rigging were to take place, no one could be prosecuted.

“This has been the kind of constant practice throughout, what the government does. They usually run ahead, create a section of the decree and they will be the first ones to break them. Or, in this instance, it’s made to suit them.”

Lavinia Padarath says the Electoral Commission and the young and inexperienced supervisor, Mohammed Saneem, appear to be accepting such provisions.

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4 thoughts on “Electoral Decree grants blanket immunity to election officials even if they rig the election.

  1. Mack and cheer leaders at the Bainikaiyum animal farm are so eager to get on with an election that is already being overshadowed by scandals and fraudulent scheming by the dictatorship. As the country draws near the election, more and more stories will be revealed of the workings of the self-appointed minister of election that confirms to all how corrupt this controversial election is!!

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