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FLP calls for appointment of caretaker government

08:36 Sun Aug 11, 2013

Taken from/By: FBC
Report by: Vosita Kotoiwasawasa

The Fiji Labour Party has called for the appointment of a caretaker government at their Annual Delegates conference in Lautoka yesterday.

The party has also come up with its manifesto in the lead up to the 2014 elections.

Following the delegates conference, the Labour party has released a statement claiming that the elections process is driven in a pre-determined direction.

It wants a caretaker administration to take Fiji to elections next year.

The caretaker prime minister would then appoint a caretaker government to oversee the process of holding general elections and restoring constitutional rule.

In its manifesto, the FLP proposes to reverse a number of decision and policy directions taken by the Bainimarama government.

Some of these are in reference to the FNPF, the GCC, the sugar industry and tax measures.

Attorney General – Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says the government will not be side-tracked from the job at hand.

“The Prime Minister has already set out a roadmap to the lead-up of the elections of September, 2014, and that has been the position that government has always adhered to. Also in any comments regarding political parties manifesto, that is up to the political party to talk on their manifesto to deal with it and the public. Its not governments’s position to comment on any political parties manifesto.”

The FLP Delegates Conference also called for the involvement of the Commonwealth Secretariat, the European Union and Pacific Islands Forum to assist with Fiji’s transition to democratic rule.

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