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'Critical juncture'

Nasik Swami
Monday, March 31, 2014

THE September general election will be a significant one for Fiji, says former vice president Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi.

Speaking at the National Federation Party's AGM in Nadi on Saturday, Ratu Joni said the election was significant as it would be held in over eight years since the previous government was removed by force, it would be the first non-racial election and for the first time, voters would compromise a significant bloc.

He said the months leading up to the general election would be a critical juncture for NFP.

"Will it continue its decline in the shadow of Mahendra Chaudhry and the Fiji Labour Party or will it be able to remake and reposition itself in the emerging political landscape of the months ahead?" he asked.

Ratu Joni said the path ahead for NFP was not an easy one.

Ratu Joni said the party had to move beyond the Indo-Fijian community to broaden its support if it wished to assert its claims are genuinely multicultural.








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