The Commission will be chaired by Suresh Chandra with the other six members being Simione Ratabacaca Naiduki, Margot Marie Jenkins, Graham Bruce Southwick, Jawahar Lal, Kavita Raniga and Ratu Paula Halaiwalu. The criteria used to appoint them, is unknown.
Under Fiji's 2013 constitution and the 2014 elections decree, the Electoral Commission is an independent body tasked with supervising the elections office, which is responsible for preparing the vote.
But we all know that being democratic, independent or transparent in Fiji is only lip service and in reality doesn't translate into practice.
We all saw the last elections which elected the military regime into power, giving them the 'democratic' mandate to continue governing the way they have been since taking over in a coup in 2006. Intimidation and beating up aside, stories of vote rigging and ballot boxes going missing were rife. But no answers were given.
The same two people in charge of that 2014 elections, Mohammed Saneem and Aiyaz Sayed Khaiyum, still hold those positions while another so-called independent elections body has been appointed.
The leaders of five political parties have now called for the removal of Saneem saying he didn't even meet the minimum requirements for the job when first appointed.
They are also calling for: the removal of the elections portfolio from Khaiyum.
The parties also object to the recent amendment to the Electoral Act which was passed in Parliament, appointing the Supervisor of Elections as secretary to the Electoral Commission.
The leaders of the political parties say the amendment compromises the Electoral Commission which is the appeals body from the decisions of the Supervisor and is a subversion of the independence of both the Supervisor and the Commission.
The five political parties say Saneem's rulings in relation to the eligibility of political party candidates nominated for the 2014 election showed his bias towards the Fiji First Party.
They say the amendments also prescribe powers to the Supervisor to overturn the results of the count of a ballot box by a Presiding Officer and to do a recount.
The leaders of the five political parties say that it is wrong for the General Secretary of the ruling party to hold the elections portfolio at the same time as being Attorney General drafting laws and changing the rules for elections in which he will participate.
This they say, allows the FijiFirst General Secretary to actually control the process and make the rules as Fiji moves towards the next general elections.