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Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

By   /  November 20, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Gender, Gender politics, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji women have confidence that their gender in politics will hear their voices

SODELPA’s Lynda Tabuya … “breath of fresh air” in Fiji politics. Image: Wikimedia Commons By Koroi Tadulala in Suva The role of women in every segment of society is vital and this is slowly been reflected through more women contesting political spaces in Fiji. This year recorded the highest number of women contesting the country’s […]

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2018 Fiji elections – the ‘fake news’ catchphrase of this poll but beware

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, IntJourn Project, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on 2018 Fiji elections – the ‘fake news’ catchphrase of this poll but beware

By Sri Krishnamurthi “Fake News” was the catch phrase of the 2018 Fiji Elections – the second democratic elections since Commodore, now Prime Minister, Voreqe Bainimarama, carried out Fiji’s fourth coup in 2006. Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama … reelected with easily the strongest personal vote in the Fiji general election but his FijiFirst party has […]

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‘The people have spoken’ – Fiji Times comments on a split election

By   /  November 19, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Editorials, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, Media, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on ‘The people have spoken’ – Fiji Times comments on a split election

The Fiji Times editorial … “The challenge for individual voters is to cast aside differences, and unite for a common goal, to move our nation forward.” Image: PMC screenshot EDITORIAL COMMENT: By Fred Wesley, editor-in-chief of The Fiji Times Yesterday marked the end of the 2018 Fiji General Election. It marked the end of a […]

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FijiFirst wins Fiji election after tightly contested race

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst wins Fiji election after tightly contested race

FijiFirst leader Voreqe Bainimarama with supporters during a FijiFirst family fun day in Savusavu before the 2018 general election. Image: FijiFirst FB page By Wansolwara Staff It’s official. FijiFirst has won the 2018 general election in Fiji, raking in 227,241 votes (50.02 percent) from 2173 stations counted and securing a second four-year term in office. […]

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FijiFirst wins second four-year term in office in Fiji general election

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Election writs, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst wins second four-year term in office in Fiji general election

Diplomats, officials and party representatives today at the National Results Centre in Suva awaiting the final declaration of the Fiji general election. Image: Nanise Volau/ Wansolwara Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama’s FijiFirst party has triumphed in the general election and will govern for a second four-year term after winning most votes FFP […]

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Fiji’s elections chief Saneem slams 4 political parties – counting on hold

By   /  November 18, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s elections chief Saneem slams 4 political parties – counting on hold

The Supervisor of Elections tells four parties “not to play around with elections” and “be honest”. Image: Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections has hit out at four political parties for making claims that the tabulation process for the provisional results of the 2018 General Election was “not transparent”. Without mincing his words […]

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Crosbie Walsh: Fiji elections still a cliffhanger, FijiFirst hanging on

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Opinion, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Crosbie Walsh: Fiji elections still a cliffhanger, FijiFirst hanging on

Fiji general election … a disappointing low voter turnout but the atrocious weather is an insufficient reason. Image: Wansolwara ANALYSIS: By Dr Crosbie Walsh With the final results from 1715 (79 percent) of the 2173 polling stations now counted, who will form the next Fiji government is still too close to call, although the trend […]

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FijiFirst leads election polls, 772 stations yet to be counted

By   /  November 17, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on FijiFirst leads election polls, 772 stations yet to be counted

Fiji general election votes are still being counted and finalised at the National Results Centre in Suva. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara File By Wansolwara Staff The ruling FijiFirst party has taken a narrow lead in the Fiji general election final results today ahead of the opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) after 1401 of 2173 stations […]

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SODELPA leads official Fiji party tally after 527 of 2170 stations counted

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Reports  /  Comments Off on SODELPA leads official Fiji party tally after 527 of 2170 stations counted

Official results continue to trickle in from Fiji’s National Results Centre in Suva today. Image: Eliki Drugunalevu/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Official poll results for the Fiji 2018 general election are trickling in slowly as the Social Democratic Liberal Party leads the race by party after 527 of 2170 stations were counted. SODELPA raked in 44,501 […]

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Fiji poll campaign blackout period to end at 6pm tomorrow

By   /  November 16, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji poll campaign blackout period to end at 6pm tomorrow

Media representatives on standby at Fiji’s National Results Centre in Suva. Image: Eliki Drugunalevu/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff The Fiji general election campaign blackout period is expected to end at 6pm tomorrow after the final votes are cast by 7498 voters at 22 polling venues that had to close on election day as a result of […]

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Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji Elections Office begins final entry as provisional results stopped

Fiji’s Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem today shortly before announcing final provisional results at the stopping of counting. Image: FEO FB screenshot By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva The Fiji Elections Office (FEO) has entered a new phase towards the results of the 2018 elections by stopping the release of progressive results this morning. With the […]

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Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji authorities caught out by social media trolls, poll fake news

Fiji Media Industry Development Authority (MIDA) chair Ashwin Raj (left) and Supervisor of Elections Mohammed Saneem at a press conference in Suva. Image: Jonacani Lalakobau/Fiji Times By Sri Krishnamurthi in Suva Like a possum in headlights, the Fiji media authorities appear to have been caught out by social media trolls and fake news, admits Ashwin […]

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Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji’s Bainimarama maintains strong poll lead, 618 stations to be counted

Fiji’s National Results Centre has been releasing provisional results from votes cast at 2170 polling venues. Image: Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has maintained a strong lead early today in Fiji’s general election, polling 140,631 votes from 1552 of 2170 stations being counted at the National Results Centre in Suva. Opposition SODELPA […]

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Bainimarama, FijiFirst take strong lead in provisional election count

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama, FijiFirst take strong lead in provisional election count

Provisional counting in the Fiji general election are being released from the National Results Centre at the FMF Gymnasium in Suva. Image: Semi Malaki/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama has taken a strong lead in the Fiji general election tonight at 10.40pm, raking in 55,203 votes from 651 of out 2170 stations counted […]

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Tight race in Fiji national election as early provisional results flow in

By   /  November 15, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Tight race in Fiji national election as early provisional results flow in

Election officials at the National Results Centre in Suva tonight. Image: Semi Malaki/Wansolwara By Wansolwara Staff The count is on in the Fiji general election and early indications tonight point to a close race between the opposition Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) and the ruling FijiFirst Party. As the 2018 election came to a close […]

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Fiji media blackout extended, fresh polling for closed venues

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports  /  Comments Off on Fiji media blackout extended, fresh polling for closed venues

Local media representatives during a briefing at the Fiji Election Results Announcement Area, FMF Gymnasium, in Suva today. Picture: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Elizabeth Osifelo in Suva The media blackout period in the Fiji general election today has been extended until the closure of polling in areas that were recently closed as a result of bad […]

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Bad weather forces Fiji to close 23 polling venues, 7852 voters affected

By   /  November 14, 2018  /  24/7 News, AM-NC, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Democracy, DJF, Elections, Evening Report, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Fisheries, KB, KB, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Reports, Weather  /  Comments Off on Bad weather forces Fiji to close 23 polling venues, 7852 voters affected

Fiji voters turning up in the rain to cast their votes at Nabitu District School in Tailevu on Viti Levu today. Image: Mereoni Mili/Wansolwara By Wansolwara staff A total of 7852 voters at more than 20 polling stations will cast their votes at a later date after the Electoral Commission – in consultation with the […]

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