Pacific Island Forum Electoral Team Travel To Nauru For Monitoring

Team invited by Nauru government to ensure credibility and process functioning

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, July 2, 2016) – A free, safe and credible election is what the Pacific Islands Forum Electoral Team says they will be looking for when they observe the election in Nauru on July 9.

The team begins arriving in Nauru over the next few days to begin their assessment of the preparations leading up to polling day.

The team is comprised of representatives from three Forum countries and two staff from the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat.

The Forum Electoral Observation Team would be led by Elliot Udui who had been working with the Palau Election Commission since 1994.

The observer mission came in response to an invitation from Nauru's Electoral Commission and the Nauru government.

The team would observe the pre-polling environment, polling, counting, announcement of official results and post-election environment.

The Forum team will be working alongside a three person Commonwealth team that was named this week, led by the former President of Kiribati, Anote Tong.

The team included people who have worked with election officials in Palau, Papua New Guinea, Bougainville, Australia and Fiji.

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