Monday, July 21, 2008

FLP supports charter

FLP supports charter


A political party has finally acknowledged its support for the interim government's proposed People's Charter for Change and Progress.
Fiji Labour Party general secretary Mahendra Chaudhry in a statement yesterday said one of the six resolutions made by the party at its party delegates' conference in Ba on Saturday was to support the work of the interim government.

The conference attended by FLP officials and former members of parliament around the country, also welcomed electoral reforms proposed by the regime.

"Noting the FLP had twice been a victim of rigged elections, in 2001 and 2006," he said. "FLP delegates want reforms to ensure adequate safeguards to prevent the electoral machinery being manipulated to the unfair advantage of any one political party."

In their resolution to support the charter the party said, a level playing field for all and freedom from discrimination of any kind would ensure peace, political stability and socio-economic prosperity in the country. Mr Chaudhry said while the party supported the return to democratic rule as soon as possible it was important the election take place under an amended electoral system.

The party also voiced concern at the deterioration of the law and order situation in the country.

With the rise in home invasions and violent robberies the party called on police to adopt effective strategies to combat the "rapidly declining crime situation".

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