24 Mar 2016

Fiji man in court for breaching electoral decree

2:51 pm on 24 March 2016

A Fiji man has appeared in court charged with breaching the Electoral Decree in 2014.

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Fiji ballot paper Photo: RNZ / Philippa Tolley

FBC News reports that Ronal Kumar is alleged to have pre-marked two voters' ballot papers in favour of the FijiFirst Party.

He is also alleged to have interfered with the free exercise of the political rights of Satya Wati Ram and of Jai Ram.

The defence counsel has asked for more time.

The case will be recalled on April the 20th.

The election, which gave FijiFirst a huge majority, was deemed to be free and fair.