How women will help decide who wins Fiji election

September 16, 2014 2:45 PM

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How women will help decide who wins Fiji election

A feature of Fiji's 2014 election, the first since the military takeover eight years ago, is that there are more women contesting the poll than the last vote in 2006.

This year, out of 249 candidates approved by the Fiji Elections Office, women make up 17 per cent of those on the ballot papers. That's 44 aspiring women candidates; 43 from six parties and one independent.

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