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Fair election for Fiji

Mere Naleba
Saturday, December 21, 2013

A FAIR 2014 Election is promised to all Fijians in Fiji and abroad.

Prime Minister Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama said the government was working tirelessly to ensure the election would be conducted fairly.

Addressing members of the RFMF and Fiji Navy at the Christmas church service in Delainabua yesterday, Commodore Bainimarama said the government, with the help of members of the disciplined forces, had brought Fiji this far and there was no point in trying to get useless agendas to the future.

The PM also said he had given his reassurance to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki- moon, that Fiji would have a fair and good election.

He said he was well aware of the fact that some trade unionists, members of certain NGOs and former politicians had been communicating with Mr Ban on their thoughts of Fiji not having a fair 2014 Election.

However, Commodore Bainimarama said this would not be the case because Fiji had gone through so much hardship in the past and not having an election would hinder the country's progress.

He said the government had only accepted certain clauses of the draft constitution prepared by Professor Yash Ghai and the Constitution Committee because they were the only clauses in the draft that would benefit members of the public.

He said the government disregarded clauses that brought racial discrimination and uncertainty.