08 May, 2006
Fiji's General Elections starts
The General Elections 2006 began in Fiji last Saturday. On the first day there were a few hiccups as polling stations faced some delays with getting themselves ready for the flow of voters coming in. This is expected to improve over the next few days as polling stations and clerks get used to their routine. Elections observers from international agencies are in the ensure that election is fair and procedures are followed. Fiji residents working overseas have been casting their votes at the Fiji embassies abroad while those serving in Iraq have cast their votes last Saturday when two polling clerks from Fiji got through to them. The elections proper will end on Friday with counting to begin on Friday night and throughout the weekend.