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'People, parties trying to get the youth vote'

Torika Tokalau
Monday, February 17, 2014

THE new president of the Social Democratic Liberal Party (SODELPA) Youth Council, Pita Waqavonovono, says it will be interesting to see how young people determine the next government.

Mr Waqavonovono was elected to the council on Saturday by youths from different constituencies and provinces.

"We feel that all political parties have started working with young people. And that's an important shift in terms of party politics and it's important that they incorporate young people into their work," he said.

Mr Waqavonovono said one of his plans with the SODELPA Youth Council was to try and feed into the national executive committee and policies which would help young people, and get their views translated into policies.

"So, one of the things you see now is that people and parties trying to get the youth vote."

Mr Waqavonovono advised everyone above the age of 18 years to register to vote for a better future.

"Look for a political party or leader who best suits your interest and who will take your vision and aspiration for Fiji into the election and make it work.

"So start doing your own personal research — as citizens that is what we should be doing."

He also extended an invitation to young people to find the nearest SODELPA office and pick up the party constitution.

"Find out what we are all about and I encourage you to join us."

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