Monday, February 22, 2010

Parties in Fiji Back Elections This Year

Radio New Zealand International

21 February 2010

A letter calling for elections to be held in Fiji this year has been submitted to the military-led regime in Suva.

It’s said to have the support of more than 600-thousand people, demanding a return to democracy before the 2014 date planned by Commodore Frank Bainimarama.

One of those supporting the move, Suliasi Daunitutu, who is part of the Fiji Democracy Movement in Australia, says people in Fiji have endured a lot since the coup in 2006, and he says are now backing earlier elections.

He says people are afraid to express that openly, so it’s being done through various political parties.

Mr Daunitutu says the leaders of the Fiji Labour, SDL and National Federation parties submitted a list of their members to be included in the document.

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