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Voting officials turned up today, only to find a village half empty of men and women who have gone to attend to their food gardens or out at sea to fish.

Chaotic Voting in Lau

By Samisoni Pareti

 


Daliconi Village on the north-west coast of Vanuabalavu.— Samisoni Pareti.

Reports from Fiji’s eastern-most province of Lau speak of a chaotic polling schedule where polling officials have arrived un-scheduled to villages.

Daliconi Village on the island of Vanuabalavu was according to voting schedules released by the Fijian Elections Office suppose to vote tomorrow, Thursday 11th September.
But voting officials turned up today, only to find a village half empty of men and women who have gone to attend to their food gardens or out at sea to fish.

On the neighbouring island of Cicia, voting there was scheduled to take place on Monday this week.
However poll officials say their boat was unable to reach Cicia until yesterday afternoon, and voting for the island had to be done yesterday evening before the boat could sail to Vanuabalavu.
Vanuabalavu was to be the final island to vote in the Lau Province under the Elections Office “pre-voting” schedules.
Reports from the island say the changes in the voting schedule has also disrupted the Multinational Observer Group’s travel plans.

MOG reportedly had to charter 2 aircraft to Vanuabalavu yesterday and today again due to the voting schedule disruptions.
Meanwhile voters in the urban centres of the country will go to the polls on Wednesday next week. The day has already been declared a public holiday by the government.
A total of 248 candidates from seven political parties and two independent candidates are contesting for the new look 50-seat parliament.

4 thoughts on “Voting officials turned up today, only to find a village half empty of men and women who have gone to attend to their food gardens or out at sea to fish.

  1. ARE THOSE MULTINATIONAL ELECTION OBSERVERS OBSERVING ANYTHING IN ALL THIS? THIS IS CLEARLY A MESSY AND DELIBERATE MALPRACTICE OF ELECTIONS PROCEDURES CARRIED OUT AGAINST VOTERS PRESUMED TO BE AGAINST THE REGIME IN POWER.

    MEOs pull your thick heads from Aiyaz’s stinking asshole and see if you have eyes!!!!

  2. This silly boy Saneem needs to be punished and whipped 8 times for the 8 years of iilegal rule and another once for every polling station. Imagine a supervisor of a national election who has never voted before, yet given the serious task of organising elections? Only in Bhai’s banana dictatorship.

    But to be fair to this arrogant boy, we need to hold the person who is really accountable. Yes, the arrogant, self confessed, know it all Pakistani refuge from Sigatoka, Khaiyum Saiyad Aiyaz. What a person he really is. We must see him after the election and show him how we really feel about him and his fellow law makers. Let the courts decide their fate, a proper court this time, not the monkey court headed by the gay monkey, Gay Anthony. He too must hang and the people will be the jury this time.

  3. Lauans cannot be trusted, we all know that. They are in fact under cover Tongans who want to challenge the great king of Fiji. Lets all rally around the Great Khaiyum and his Fiji First Party. Khaiyum has promised that he will not take your land, or at least not all of it.

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