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Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 2014

GOVERNMENT OF FIJI
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ELECTORAL (AMENDMENT) (NO. 2) DECREE 2014
(DECREE NO. 26 OF 2014)


IN exercise of the powers vested in me pursuant to section 4 of the Office of the Vice-President and Succession Decree 2009 and section 165(4) of the Constitution of the Republic of Fiji, I hereby make the following Decree—


A DECREE TO AMEND THE ELECTORAL DECREE 2014


Short title and commencement


1. This Decree may be cited as the Electoral (Amendment) (No. 2) Decree 2014 and shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette.


Section 23 amended


2. Section 23 of the Electoral Decree 2014 is amended by—


(a) deleting subsection (5) and substituting the following—


"(5)For the purposes of subsection (4)(c), a person shall only qualify to be ordinarily resident in Fiji for at least 2 years immediately before being nominated, if that person has been present and living in Fiji for an aggregate period of not less than 18 months out of the 2 years immediately before being nominated."; and


(b) inserting the following new subsection after subsection (5)—


"(6) Notwithstanding anything contained in subsection (5), any person who has been out of Fiji for official Government business or duties or has been holding an official Government position in any other country, shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident in Fiji for the purposes of subsection (4)(c)."


Given under my hand this 31st day of July 2014.


A. H. C. T. GATES
Chief Justice


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