The newly appointed members of the Electoral Commission [‘EC’] as well as Commissioner Ateca Ledua held their first official meeting today 12 July 2023. The meeting was chaired by the Interim Chairperson of the EC Ms. Barbara Malimali.
The EC meeting today was focused with the filling of the vacant seats in parliament. The EC has resolved to appoint Mr. Sachida Nand to fill the first vacant seat. The EC is currently undertaking the background check on the next candidate to fill the remaining seat. The Interim Chairperson of the EC Ms. Barbara Malimali was happy with the meeting and the decisions the EC was able to undertake today.
“I am happy with the decisions we have been able to make today, particularly to the fact that the EC is at the moment gender balanced and made up of members from diverse backgrounds, experience and shared values in good governance,” said Ms. Malimali.
Ms. Malimali further stated that the EC has decided on sitting dates and looks forward to their induction workshop and dealing with the outstanding matters.
“We have decided on sitting dates and we are looking forward to having our induction workshop and dealing with outstanding matters before the Commission,” said Ms. Malimali.
The EC members are:
Ms. Barbara Malimali – Interim Chairperson
Commissioner Ateca Ledua – EC Member
Commissioner Nalini Singh – EC Member
Commissioner Reginald Jokhan – EC Member
Commissioner Ratu Inoke Dokonivalu Loganimoce – EC Member
Commissioner Nemani Mati – EC Member
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