17 May 2006

Fiji electoral commission orders recount

4:45 pm on 17 May 2006

Fiji's electoral commision has ordered a recount of votes in the Laucala open seat.

The winning margin was less than 0.5 percent of the vote cast, which makes a recount mandatory.

The seat had been secured by the SDL.

The recount will delay the declaration of all final results until tomorrow.