"Preferably, applicants must have at least 15 years’ experience in conducting elections and must be able to demonstrate that they have the skills and capacity to conduct national elections in one day using best international practices" - Minister for Elections Khaiyum, 16/9/2013; now Khaiyum says none of the 13 applications met the criteria set out; Australia and New Zealand, he says, told him to appoint Saneem
Why was the job not re-advertised?
This has been announced by the Attorney General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum during a press conference this afternoon.
Sayed-Khaiyum also announced that Mohammad Saneem will be the Supervisor of Elections.
He said they received 13 applications for this position, where three applications were from Fijians, 10 from foreigners while one application was withdrawn.
Sayed-Khaiyum says however none of the 13 applications met the criteria set out.
He said upon recommendation from New Zealand and Australia Mohammad Saneem was announced the Supervisor of Elections. Sayed-Khaiyum said Saneem will be resigning from the judiciary this afternoon and will start working as the Supervisor of Elections from Monday. Meanwhile Michael Clancy has been appointed as the Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Robin Boyd as the Director of Operations while Joshua Tuwere was announced the Director of Communications. Source: Fijivillage News.