ELECTION OBSERVERS WILL BE INDEPENDENT, IMPARTIAL: SIR MEKERE
The Commonwealth election observers will be independent and impartial in observing the national general election next week according to the Group Chair Sir Mekere Morauta.
Chair Morauta made the assurance in a media conference yesterday.
Mr Morauta says, the observers will be independent, objective and impartial adding their task is to observe and report relevant aspects of the organisation and the conduct of the general election.
“In doing our work we will be independent, objective and impartial. Our task is to observe and report on relevant aspects of the organisation and conduct of these elections and also on the environment in which they are held. The group will consider the key factors impinging on the credibility of the electoral process as a whole and assess whether these elections have been conducted according to the standards for democratic elections in which Solomon Islands have committed itself.”
The observers will be deployed to various locations in the country prior to the election next week.