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Justice is served: Qarase

By SAKIASI NAWAIKAMA and MONIKA SINGH
Thursday, April 09, 2009

Update: 5:55PM OUSTED Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase has welcomed the Fiji Court of Appeal's decision that ruled invalid his dismissal as elected Prime Minister.

He said the ruling is just and it reflects that the 1997 Constitution is well and truly alive.

"All we can hope for is that he (the President) will do the right thing and appoint the caretaker prime minister," he said.

Meanwhile, interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said the interim administration would take their appeal against the decision to the Supreme Court.

The State's application for leave to appeal against the decision was granted by the Appeals Court, but it rejected the State's request for a stay order on its judgment today.

When asked when the interim government would vacate their office as a result of the Appeal Court's ruling, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum replied: "we will have to see, we are filing an appeal, and we will have to see our avenues of getting a stay on the order.

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