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By MAIKA BOLATIKI
The Republic of Fiji Military Forces (RFMF) will closely monitor the electronic voter registration (EVR) which officially started yesterday at major centres around the country.
RFMF Land Force Commander and spokesperson Colonel Mosese Tikoitoga confirmed this yesterday.
Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama was the first person to officially register and was issued with an identification card under the new voting system last Friday.
Colonel Tikoitoga said the EVR was part of the many changes the Bainimarama-led Government had put in place.
In announcing the process of formulating Fiji’s new Constitution, Commodore Bainimarama had confirmed the changes that would be non-negotiable.
They are: a common and equal citizenry, a secular State, the removal of systemic corruption; an independent judiciary; elimination of discrimination; good and transparent governance; social justice; one person, one vote, one value; the elimination of ethnic voting; proportional representation; and a voting age of 18.
Colonel Tikoitoga said the EVR, effort was led by Major Isoa Loanakadavu and the military had been on standby if he needed help.
“We’re on standby and if Major Loanakadavu will need our help, we will deploy our men,” Colonel Tikoitoga said.