FLP Statement on the 2014 General Elections

  • 20th September 2014
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Labour thanks all the people who voted for the Party and gave it their support in the general elections just concluded.

We have questioned the results of the elections based on credible evidence of gross manipulation  of the process and possible rigging of votes.

Fiji Labour Party is not alone in doing so. It is a collective stand taken by all five parties in opposition, namely SODELPA, NFP, PDP, One Fiji and FLP. A joint statement on the subject has been issued separately by all the political parties concerned.

There has been an alarming lack of transparency and accountability in the process. FLP calls for a national recount and audit of the results in the interests of   accountability and transparency.  This must be done at the National Count Centre in Suva in the presence of all political parties and a team of independent local observers.

The Supervisor of Elections and the Electoral Commission must engage with all political parties to satisfactorily address their concerns as conveyed to them in writing.

For the reasons stated above, FLP rejects the findings of the preliminary report of the Multi-National Observer Group that this was a credible election