Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Elections can be held within 6 months

Elections can be held within 6 months

Sai Comments:

- Rabuka is again being just Rabuka! A tired politician who now sways to the direction of the prevailing wind. Now he is seems to be supporting prolonging the return to democratic government in Fiji as most, if not all, of Fiji want to avoid ongoing suffering and hardship from an unelected regime. It is so sad that Rabuka and other former commanders have come out strongly against the current regime and the need to stop the inhuman treatment of innocent citizens by the military. No he has conveniently kept his mouth shut and now currying favour with the regime to see if there is ever the unlikely chance of salvaging his long gone political career. There is no other way for Fiji to get out of this current than a rapid return to democratic rule which governments around the place are only willing to lend a hand for it to happen by end of 2009.



Former Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase has today stressed that elections can be held in Fiji within six months under the current system and we can meet the deadlines set by the Commonwealth and the Pacific Islands Forum.Qarase said he is concerned that SVT leader Sitiveni Rabuka is saying elections can be held in 2011.There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen.Qarase said with the electoral changes it may take a bit longer.

Make it 2011 says Rabuka
17/03/2009
Get ready for Fiji to be suspended from the Commonwealth and the Pacific Islands Forum later this year because elections will not be held this year.Those were the words of former Prime Minister and SVT Leader Sitiveni Rabuka as he stressed that people need to look at the reality of the situation before just pushing for elections this year.
There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen.Rabuka who led the first two coups in Fiji in 1987 said the interim government should also be mindful of the current situation and call election on 2011. There is an audio file attached to this story. Please login to listen.Rabuka represented the SVT in the political forum chaired by Bainimarama last Friday.

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