A MEMBER of the dissolved Constitution Commission says the 300 applications received by the Prime Minister's office for positions in the Constituent Assembly are more than enough to form the assembly.
Commission member Penny Moore said that although it was never part of the commission's mandate to comment on the formation of the assembly, she's certain the number of applications highlighted in the media is an astounding accomplishment.
Ms Moore said for 150 to 200 people to be part of the constituent assembly was more than enough to form the assembly.
Permanent secretary to the Prime Minister's office Colonel Pio Tikoduadua had earlier said all applications would be submitted to the Prime Minister.
He said the interest shown by the public, religious organisations, political parties, non-governmental organisations and civil society groups was overwhelming.
The Prime Minister under the Fiji constitutional process (constituent Assembly and Adoption of Constitution) decree 2012 will appoint the chairperson and the members of the assembly.
It also says the assembly will hold it's first meeting on the second week of January and its work is expected to be completed at the latest by the end of the third week in March.