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Monotaga scope defined by the village, not Electoral Law

By Sapeer Mayron 07 May 2020, 10:00PM

Women who cannot fulfil their monotaga requirements based on their gender are not being excluded from running for Parliament, argues the Electoral Commissioner Faimalomatumua Mathew Lemisio, they simply do not qualify.

A week after the Electoral Amendment Bill 2020 was passed in Parliament, the question of whether removing religious service from the definition of monotaga would exclude women from candidacy if their village customs excluded them from other forms of monotaga.

By Sapeer Mayron 07 May 2020, 10:00PM
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