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Equal chance for women

Avinesh Gopal
Thursday, April 24, 2014

AN aspiring proposed political party wants to have 50 per cent women in its line-up of candidates for the general election.

The proposed National Youth Party says a lot of people have shown interest in contesting the September election under its banner.

"We want to have 50 per cent women and 50 per cent men in our line-up of candidates," said interim president/leader Nayagodamu Korovou.

Mr Korovou said the proposed organisation had initially planned to register tomorrow but it would now go through the registration process next Friday.

He said the proposed NYP had obtained the signatures required for registration.

"We are waiting for our sponsor to come from Australia as someone has to pay for the registration and other things.

"And we are waiting for the Prime Minister to register his proposed party first before we register our proposed party. We want to be the last party to register."

Mr Korovou also said if the proposed NYP won seats and was a part of the next government, it would push for changes on issues dealing with land.

"We want landowners to have full ownership of the land and the government there as only the facilitator. Land shouldn't be 100 per cent under any government."

Also, he said they wanted to see youths as the driving force behind economic growth in the country.





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