Wednesday, September 17, 2008

No elections without Charter: Interim PM

No elections without Charter: Interim PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Interim Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama has reiterated that Fiji will not go to elections if the draft Peoples Charter is not accepted.
The comments were made yesterday at the launching of the public forum on the draft Peoples Charter in the western division.
"I repeat this to you today, there is no Peoples Charter yet; what you have is a draft document," he said.
"I will not unilaterally impose this draft Peoples Charter upon the people of Fiji, on an all or nothing basis."
He reminded the public that the draft Charter is not his document but one drafted by a consultative and broadly representative group, through a transparent process of extensive consultations with the people of Fiji right across the country.
He added that the Charter was still a draft document that remains to be widely accepted by the people of Fiji.
"Only then it becomes the Peoples Charter, representing the collective will of the people of Fiji. It will not be, and cannot be, the Bainimarama Charter or the RFMF Charter or the Charter of the Interim Government.
"We hope to achieve consensus," Cmdr Bainimarama sai

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