• 01 Jan 2002
  • Commonwealth Observer Group
  • Pages: 54
These Election Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The SecretaryGeneral constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political...
The republic of Fiji consists of 332 islands, many very small, covering a total land area of more than 18,333 km2. The two major islands are Viti Levu, on which the capital Suva is situated, and Vanua Levu to the north east. The country has an...
On 7 June 2001 the Caretaker Government of Fiji Islands invited the Commonwealth Secretary-General to establish a Commonwealth Observer Group for the 2001 General Election. Observers were also invited from the United Nations and the European Union.
When we arrived in Fiji Islands the campaign was well under way but we were still able to attend several rallies. In the major cities banners and A4 size candidates' posters were liberally pasted on street furniture, roundabouts, in trees and...
The key documents which established the legal framework for the 2001 General Election were the 1997 Constitution, the Electoral Act 1998 and the Electoral (Counting Procedures) Regulations 1999.
Voting was spread over an eight-day period, from Saturday, 25 August to Saturday, 1 September inclusive. The polling stations were closed on Sunday, 26 August. Sunday, 2 September was a day for checking that all the ballot boxes had been properly...
Most authorities agree that the first inhabitants of Fiji came into the Pacific from South-East Asia via Indonesia. The first European contact with Fiji was in 1643 by the Dutch explorer, Abel Tasman. English navigators, including Captain James Cook,...
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