13 May 2006

Fiji's security forces prepare for outcome of elections

9:51 am on 13 May 2006

Fiji's security forces are preparing for the aftermath of the general election as voting comes to an end today.

Fiji's police commissioner, Andrew Hughes, says he will meet with the military commander, Commodore Bainimarama, early next week to discuss various post-election scenarios.

He says the elections have been relatively incident free with only 21 reports made in the first five days of polling.

Mr Hughes says it is only after the elections as the results come out that people unhappy with the outcome may attempt to take the law into their own hands.

The military has already said it will be ready to deal with any post-election scenario if the police ask for their assistance.