Monday, April 26, 2010

Fiji to have new Constitution in 2013

Fiji Broadcasting Corporation, April 26, 2010

The country will have a new Constitution in 2013, which will reflect the will of the people a representative of the Prime Minister’s office has revealed.

Kisoko Cagituivei made the statement at the opening the Ra Provincial Council meeting last week, reassuring provincial reps that the new Constitution will be discussed widely with the people.

Cagituivei says the Constitution will be promulgated in 2013 in time for the General Elections in 2014.

The actual work of preparing the new constitution will start in 2012 to give everyone ample time to hear Government’s views and contribute to discussions on the country’s new supreme law.

Former President Ratu Josefa Iloilo abrogated the 1997 constitution in April last year and mandated the Bainimarama government to prepare a new constitution which will pave the way for general elections in 2014.

1 comment:

sara'ssista said...

a constitution that will be imposed at the barrel of a gun - no mandate form anyone, that is self serving - blanket immunities for everyone apparently and that will enshrine this all pwerfull miltray that can step in AT ANY TIME whne it suits them or they feel they are being a little too closely scrutinized. Yes i can really see this working.