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Parliament weakens restrictions on registration

Fiji’s parliament passed a bill allowing voters to register using the name by which they are commonly known on 11 July, overriding a 2021 law that required voters to register using a name that matched their birth certificate. The previous law was criticized as discriminating against women who took their spouse’s surnames with marrying, as it required them to legally change their name on their birth certificate in order to register to vote.

Sources: FijiVillage, Parliament of the Republic of Fiji

Primary categories and factors
Representation +1 Representation  (+1)
Inclusive Suffrage
Rights +1 Rights  (+1)
Political Equality
Gender Equality

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