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Party supports NFP's court action

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

THE Social Democratic Liberal Party will not contest only 30 seats in the September 17 election as earlier stated by party leader Roko Tui Dreketi Ro Teimumu Kepa.

Instead, the party yesterday confirmed it would contest all the 50 national constituency seats.

Ro Teimumu said this was necessary because of the single constituency system.

"It looks like we will be fielding 50 candidates rather than the 30 that we earlier decided," she said.

"We will be fielding 50 because with politics, it's a numbers game. We need to fill 50 because in the previous elections people (candidates) had safe seats.

"But now you cannot say that any seat is safe. Because it's one constituency now, whereas previously we had different candidates standing in different constituencies."

Ro Teimumu said with the one constituency system, any Fijian citizen voting for a candidate could do so from anywhere in the country or world.

"Which means, the people that are voting for you can be from anywhere in Fiji or overseas," she said.

"You cannot say that a seat is safe so we are fielding 50 candidates for the one constituency."


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