The number of political parties confirmed to contest Fiji’s 2022 General Election stands at nine following the registration of the All Peoples Party.
Their registration, confirmed by the country’s Registrar of Political Parties, Mohammed Saneem, comes despite objections from The People’s Alliance party.
“There was one objection received from the People’s Alliance in regards to the use of name and adoption of members from Proposed Kingdom United Party. This objection was dismissed given that the name “All Peoples Party” did not in any way have any near resemblance to the name “The People’s Alliance”. Also, the All Peoples Party submitted signatures of their own members and none of them were from Proposed Kingdom United Party,” Mr Saneem said in a statement.
“It was found that the applicants had successfully furnished all the particulars required under the law and hence the party has been duly registered.”
All People’s Party becomes the 13th registered political party under the Political Parties (Registration, Conduct, Funding and Disclosures) Act 2013.
The People’s Alliance party is one of the other eight political groupings registered to contest the forthcoming election including the Fiji Labour Party, the governing FijiFirst party, National Federation Party, New Generation Party, SODELPA, Unity Fiji and We Unite Fiji Party.