7 Jan 2014

UFDF calls for Fiji Govt to release electoral legislation

4:27 pm on 7 January 2014

The Fiji political grouping, the United Front for a Democratic Fiji, is calling for the Government to release its electoral legislation so political parties know where they stand.

One of the group's leaders, Mick Beddoes, says the Electoral Act will reveal what he calls the rules of engagement for the upcoming elections.

"Right now, we are just sort of waiting on the electoral act and of course the electoral act will tell us how the elections are being planned to be run and that's what we are keen to understand."

Mick Beddoes is also questioning how the Constitutional Offices Commission, which will recommend the members of the Electoral Commission, can include a leader of the opposition as there is no current parliament.