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STATEMENT: MULTINATIONAL OBSERVER GROUP (MOG) LAUNCHED

Following an invitation from the Government of Fiji, the Multinational Observer Group (MOG) has commenced operations and established the MOG Secretariat in Suva.

As was the case in 2014 and 2018, the MOG for the 2022 Fijian Election is co-chaired by Australia, India and Indonesia.

Members of the MOG were present to observe the issuance of the electoral writ for the upcoming general election on 14 December 2022 and will continue to observe ongoing preparations, including the establishment of the voter register, voter awareness and information efforts, the nomination of candidates, the electoral campaign, and monitor overall preparations for the election.

Closer to the election date, the MOG will deploy a range of observers who will witness voting, counting, and tabulation procedures. The MOG will also follow the post-electoral process, including the tabulation of results and resolution of any disputes.

The MOG will meet with government and election authorities, political parties, civil society organisations, as well as representatives of the international community in Fiji.

The MOG will act in an impartial, professional manner in accordance with Fijian law and international standards for election observation. The MOG will release periodic public statements.

The MOG Secretariat is headed by Coordinator Observer, Paul Wojciechowski, from Australia.

The contact details for the MOG Secretariat are: info@mog.org.fj .

Suva, 9 November 2022


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