Concern over security of Fiji votes
Updated at 10:03 pm on 20 June 2014
The president of the Fiji Community Association of Auckland says he has doubts over the security of votes cast in New Zealand for Fiji’s general election.
It will be the first poll in Fiji since Frank Bainimarama’s military coup in 2006.
John Kotoisuva says there’s a lot of suspicion about the election on 17 September.
He says that’s being fuelled by a lack of transparency about how the votes in Fiji and overseas will be recorded and counted, and by who, and the role of overseas observers.
Mr Kotoisuva says the Fiji government needs to give a clear explanation if voters are to have confidence in the election and the result.