THE Fiji Labour Party has called on the Constitution Commission to carefully consider transitional arrangements to democratic rule. Party leader Mahendra Chaudhry, while presenting the submission to the commission yesterday, called for the appointment of a caretaker government to take charge of the process of returning Fiji to constitutional rule via free, fair and credible elections.
“A caretaker administration is then set up with the specific mandate to oversee the process of holding general elections and restoring constitutional rule, within a realistic timeframe,” Mr Chaudhry said in the submission.
“This should be no longer than 12 months as we deem it is possible to hold credible elections within that period.
“The caretaker administration to assume full responsibility for the constitutional and electoral process.”