11 Jun 2013

Commonwealth officials visit Fiji

6:40 pm on 11 June 2013

Democracy and electoral experts from the Commonwealth Secretariat have been visiting Fiji.

They have been in talks with the Fiji government on assistance for elections scheduled for next year.

The Commonwealth team is led by Dr. Tres-Ann Kremer from the Commonwealth's Political Affairs Office and includes the Head of the Democracy Section and an electoral expert.

The Commonwealth team also met politicians and unionists who reiterated their position the regime's draft constitution is aimed at entrenching its rule.

Fiji was suspended from the Commowealth in 2009, nearly three years after the military seized power.