THE political parties that were invited by the Bainimarama government for a briefing on the new Constitution last week view the Constitution as a political document, says Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.
On the issue that some political parties were not embracing the Constitution, he said some would see the document as a means to carry out political manoeuvres whatever that might be.
"As the Prime Minister highlighted, his government views this as a document that is for the future of Fiji. It's to resolve many of these issues that have not been addressed," he said.
"So when people feel very comfortable about the rights that are guaranteed, we then focus on building and truly realising our potential.
"As far as the political parties' non-participation, the reality is that they'll be answerable to the members of the public, the voters at the end of the day."
He said they were focused on ensuring the Constitution was disseminated as widely as possible. For the first time, Mr Sayed-Khaiyum said, Fiji had a government that placed a lot of emphasis on resources to translate the Constitution into the two major vernaculars.