NEW SURVEY ON FIJI ELECTION FIGURES BY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE

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SUVA, Fiji Islands (June 2, 1999 - Radio Australia)---An overview of last week's Fiji election compiled by the country's Intelligence Service shows that about 16 percent of the votes cast were invalid.

Radio Australia's Ofa Kaukimoce reports:

"Around 66,000 votes cast were invalid in last month's Fiji elections and according to Intelligence Service Director Colonel Metuisela Mua a futher 45,000 people did not cast their vote during the election.

"When added up this comes to about 110,000, 25 percent of the registered voters in the country."

"In the Fijian communal seats, the F-I's director says around six percent of Fijian voters cast their vote for the new Labour government which leaves 94,000 Fijian voters opting for other political parties.

Colonel Mua believes the new voting system should have been tested first before being implemented.

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