Fiji is working through a period of reform and transition and building a sustainable democracy founded on the principle of one person, one vote, and one value.
This was told to the general debate of the high level segment of the 67 United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday by Fiji’s Foreign Affairs Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola.
Ratu Inoke said elections would be held under a new constitution and electoral system no later than September 2014.
“These elections will see citizens of Fiji go to the polls without regard of their race for the first time in our nation’s history,” he said.
“A secular state that recognises our multi-faith society, common national identity in which all citizens and not just indigenous people will call themselves Fijians for the first time,” he said.
Ratu Inoke said the constitution would see a war against corruption, which inhabits the country’s development, and an independent judiciary to uphold the rights of every citizen.